Man Made Monster (1940)

USA, 1941
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction/horror film directed by George Waggner.

Plot Summary

The only survivor of an electric train crash is experimented on by a biologist who conducts experiments with electricity and becomes completely resistant to electricity.


Directed by: George Waggner
Universal Pictures Company
Script: Joseph West
Original Story: Harry Essex, Sid Schwartz, Len Golos
Photography: Woody Bredell
Editor: Arthur Hilton
Sound Supervisor: Bernard B. Brown
Art Director: Jack Otterson

Lionel Atwill (Dr Paul Rigas)
Lon Chaney Jr (‘Dynamo' Dan McCormick)
Anne Nagel (June Lawrence)
Frank Albertson (Mark Adams)
Samuel S. Hinds (Dr John Lawrence)
William Davidson (District Attorney Ralph B. Stanley)
Ben Taggart (Detective Sergeant Regan)
Connie Bergen (nurse)
Ivan Miller (doctor)
Chester Gan (Chinese boy)
George Meader (Dr Bruno)
Frank O'Connor (detective)
John Dilson (medical examiner)
Byron Foulger (2nd alienist)



  • Favorite Westerns and Serial World no.32 (1989) p.19 – credits
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.8 no.93 (September 1941) p.114
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.142 no.13 (29 March 1941) p.44
  • Today's Cinema vol.75 no.6076 (7 September 1950)


  • The Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Horror by Phil Hardy (ed.) p.77
  • Feature Films, -1949: A United States Filmography by Alan G. Fetrow p.295
  • The Horror Factory by Bruce Dettman and Michael Bedford pp.84-86 – article
  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.35
  • Universal Studios Monsters: A Legacy of Horror by Michael Mallory pp.185-186 – illustrated article
  • Unsung Horrors by Eric McNaughton & Darrell Buxton (eds) pp.224-225 – illustrated review (by Martin Dollard)
  • Vintage Science Fiction Films, 1896-1949 by Michael Benson p.162