The Amazing Transparent Man (1959)

35mm film, black and white
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.

Plot Summary

Former US Army officer Paul Krenner forces scientist Peter Ulof to help him create a process whereby radiation can render humans invisible. He plans to build an army of invisible mercenaries and decides on imprisoned safe-cracker Joey Faust as his first subject. He springs Faust from jail and subjects him to the process. But there are side-effects that no-one could possibly have foreseen…


Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
© MCMLIX [1959] Miller Consolidated Pictures
Executive Producers: John Miller, Robert L. Madden
Produced by: Lester D. Guthrie
Original Screenplay: Jack Lewis
Assistant Director: Leonard J. Shapiro
Script Supervisor: Shirley Ulmer
Director of Photography: Meredith M. Nicholson
Camera Operator: Jack McCoskey
Head Electrician: Frank Leonetti
Head Grip: George Fenaja
Film Edited by: Jack Ruggiero
Music Composed and Conducted by: Darrell Calker
Music Editor: Gilbert D. Marchant
Sound Mixer: Earl Snyder
Sound Editor: Don Olson
Westrex Recording System
Wardrobe: Jack Masters
Make Up Artist: Jack P. Pierce
Special Effects: Roger George
Photographic Effects: Howard A. Anderson Co.
Production Designer: Ernest Fegté
Set Dresser: Louise Caldwell
Property Master: Joseph Sullivan
Filmed at: United National Studios, Dallas, Texas
Locations: Dallas, Texas, USA *

Marguerite Chapman (Laura [Matson])
Douglas Kennedy ([Joey] Faust)
James Griffith ([Major Paul] Krenner)
Ivan Triesault (Dr [Peter] Ulof)
Red Morgan (Julian)
Carmel Daniel (Maria [Ulof])
Edward Erwin (Drake)
Jonathan Ledford (Smith)
Norman Smith, Patrick Cranshaw (security guards)
Kevin Kelly (woman)
Dennis Adams, Stacy Morgan (state police)



  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.55 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz, III p.11 – credits, synopsis
  • Hoffman's Guide to SF, Horror and Fantasy Movies 1991-1992 p.22 – credits, review
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis pp.22-23 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.11 – credits
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook by Alan Frank p.13 – credits, review