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The Magnetic Monster (18-Feb-1953)

Director: Curt Siodmak

Writers: Curt Siodmak; Ivan Tors

Music by: Blaine Sanford

Producer: Ivan Tors

Keywords: Sci-Fi

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Billy Benedict
16-Apr-1917 25-Nov-1999 Whitey in The Bowery Boys films
Richard Carlson
29-Apr-1912 24-Nov-1977 The Creature from the Black Lagoon
King Donovan
25-Jan-1918 30-Jun-1987 Character actor husband of Imogene Coca
Kathleen Freeman
17-Feb-1919 23-Aug-2001 Gen. Burkhalter's sister
Strother Martin
26-Mar-1919 1-Aug-1980 Cool Hand Luke


Richard Carlson   ...   Jeffrey Stewart
King Donovan   ...   Dan Forbes
Jean Byron   ...   Connie Stewart
Harry Ellerbe   ...   Dr. Allard
Leo Britt   ...   Benton
Leonard Mudie   ...   Denker
Byron Foulger   ...   Simon
Michael Fox   ...   Dr. Serny
John Zarimba   ...   Chief Watson
Lee Phelps   ...   City Engineer
Watson Downs   ...   Mayor
Roy Engle   ...   General
Frank Gerstle   ...   Col. Willis
John Vosper   ...   Capt. Dyer
John Dodsworth   ...   Carthwright
Charlie Williams   ...   Cabbie
Michael Granger   ...   Smith
Billy Benedict   ...   Albert
Kathleen Freeman   ...   Nelly
Douglas Evans   ...   Pilot
Strother Martin   ...   Co-Pilot
Jarma Lewis   ...   Stewardess
Elizabeth Root   ...   Joy
Juney Ellis   ...   Spinster


Review by anonymous (posted on 23-Apr-2005)

I was a young boy when I saw this movie on TV. Unfortunately, I only saw it once and couldn't remember the title, until recently when a friend of mine knew the title from my description of the plot. I remain impressed to this day as to how far ahead of its time this movie was. The mass described was in fact a breeder mass, fuel for a breeder reactor. In my opinion, the story compares to the original Alien in the cleanliness and power of the script. If there is ever a remake, I hope it is directed by the auteur, Ridley Scott. I won't comment further on the movie except to say that I'd love to have a copy for my own personal collection. Keith Salvas

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