The Incredible Shrinking Man

1957

Jack Arnold
Director
Universal Pictures
Studio

Man on vacation is exposed to radioactive cloud and begins shrinking. What starts off as an embarassing predicament turns into metaphysical horror, as he continues to shrink and shrink...

One of the best science fiction films of the 1950s, with a smart, poetically tinged script from Richard Matheson, and fine performances fro mthe whole cast, especially Williams. Also the best human-spider fight ever filmed (sorry, Shelob).

"All this vast majesty of creation, it had to mean something. And then I meant something, too. Yes, smaller than the smallest, I meant something, too. To God, there is no zero. I still exist!" Probably my favorite last lines of any film. RIP, Richard--you are legend.

-Dave W.



0th April 1957
Cinema

Not Rated

81 mins
1.85:1


6th February 2006
DVD









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Grant Williams
Robert Scott Carey
Randy Stuart
Louise Carey
April Kent
Clarice Bruce
Paul Langton
Charlie Carey
Raymond Bailey
Dr. Thomas Silver
William Schallert
Dr. Arthur Bramson
Frank J. Scannell
Barker
(as Frank Scannell)
Helene Marshall
Silver's Nurse
Diana Darrin
Louise's Nurse
Billy Curtis
Midget
John Hiestand
TV Newscaster
Joe La Barba
Joe the Milkman
Orangey
Butch the Cat
(uncredited)
Unknown
Lab Assistant
Unknown
Lab Assistant
Luce Potter
Tiny Tina
(uncredited)
Lock Martin
Circus Giant
(uncredited)
Tamara
The Spider
(uncredited)
Regis Parton
Minor Role
(uncredited)

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