Indestructible Man (1955)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Jack Pollexfen.

Plot Summary

A violent criminal known as The Butcher is executed for his crimes but is restored to life by a scientist using . The revived killer is a mute monster who is all but invulnerable and who goes on the rampage, looking for on those who convicted him.


* = uncredited

Directed by: Jack Pollexfen
Copyright MCMLV [1955] by C.G.K. Productions, Inc.
Produced by: Jack Pollexfen
Production Manager: Chris Beute
Original Screenplay by: Vy Russell and Sue Bradford
Photography: John Russell Jr
Film Editor: Fred Feitshans Jr
Music: Albert Glasser *
Art Director: Ted Holsopple
Locations: Angels' Flight, Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, California, USA *

Lon Chaney [Charles ‘Butcher' Benton]
Casey Adams [real name: Max Showalter] [Lt Richard Chasen]
Marian Carr [Eva Martin]
Ross Elliott [Paul Lowe]
Stuart Randall [Captain John Lauder]
Kenneth Terrell [Joe Marcelli]
Robert Foulk [Harry]
Marjorie Stapp [hysterical young woman]
Rita Green [carney's ‘bait']
Robert Shayne [Professor Bradshaw]
Roy Engle [the desk sergeant]
Peggy Maley [Francine]
Madge Cleveland [old frump in bar]
Ann Doran [police dispatcher – in footage taken from He Walked by Night (1948)] *
Marvin Ellis [Squeamy Ellis] *
Joe Flynn [Bradshaw's assistant] *
Dorothy Ford [tall stripper] *
Harlan Warde [police dispatcher – in footage taken from He Walked by Night (1948)] *

Alternative Titles

El hombre indestructible – Venezuela
L'uomo che uccise il suo cadavere – Italy
Der Würger von Sing-Sing – Austria, Germany

Extracts included in
Horrible Horror (1986)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.11 p.36


  • The Allied Artists Checklist by Len D. Martin p.70 – credits, synopsis, note
  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.158
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.252
  • Horrorshows: The A-Z of Horror in Film, TV, Radio and Theatre by Gene Wright p.90-91 – credits, review
  • by Walt Lee p.217 – credits