The Atomic Kid (1954)

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

An American comedy science fiction film directed by Leslie H. Martinson.

Plot Summary

“Blix” Waterberry is in an atomic test site when a bomb is set off and he subsequently becomes radioactive, helping the FBI to break up an enemy spy ring.


Directed by: Leslie H. Martinson
Copyright MCMLIV [1954] by Republic Pictures Corporation
Herbert J. Yates presents a Republic production. A Mickey Rooney production
Associate Producer: Maurice Duke
Screen Play by: Benedict Freeman and John Fenton Murphy
Story by: Blake Edwards
Assistant Director: John K. Grubbs
Director of Photography: John L. Russell Jr
Film Editor: Fred Allen
Music: Van Alexander
Sound: Dick Tyler Sr, Howard Wilson
Costume Supervision: Adele Palmer
Makeup Supervision: Bob Mark
Special Effects: Howard and Theodore Lydecker
Optical Effects: Consolidated Film Industries
Art Director: Frank Hotaling
Set Decorations: John McCarthy Jr, George Milo

Mickey Rooney
Robert Strauss
Elaine Davis [real name: Elaine Devry] (Mrs Mickey Rooney)
Bill Goodwin
Whit Bissell
Joey Forman
Hal March
Peter Leeds
Fay Roope
Stanley Adams
Robert Emmett Keane



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  • Nuclear Movies: A Filmography by Mick Broderick p.45
  • by Walt Lee p.20 – credits
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