Dr. Cyclops (1940)




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The first Technicolor horror film since Mystery of the Wax Museum, Dr. Cyclops was directed by Ernest Schoedsack, of King Kong fame. Albert Dekker chews the scenery as mad scientist Dr. Thorkel, who has developed a process that will shrink human beings to doll size. His first victims include mining engineers Bill Stockton (Thomas Coley) and Steve Baker (Victor Kilian) and biologists Mary Mitchell (Janice Logan) and Dr. Bullfinch (Charles Halton). At first willing to play-act the role of … More

Rating: G
Genre: Action & Adventure, Horror, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Tom Kilpatrick
In Theaters:
On DVD: May 13, 2008
MCA Universal Home Video

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as Dr. Thorkel

as Dr. Mary Robinson

as Bill Stockton

as Dr. Bulfinch

as Steve Baker

as Silent Indian

as Cab Driver

as Dr. Mendoza

as Prof. Kendall

as Silent Indian
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Critic Reviews for Dr. Cyclops

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

In Ernest B. Schoedsack's fantasy of characters at the mercy of high and low camera angles, every other shot is a pulp poem

Full Review… | July 22, 2012

Albert Dekker is marvelous as the eccentric biologist.

Full Review… | October 7, 2006
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November 27, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Dr. Cyclops

Another film from the ultimate Sci Fi Collection. This is about a film where a Doctor is using uranium to miniaturizes things, The miniature horse is pretty cool, then 5 people will not leave him alone so he miniaturizes them. Must have been a drive in hit. 3 stars

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

This movie feels like a 50s B movie, and it's pretty much the same story as the late 50s movie, Attack of the Puppet People, but Dr. Cyclops got there first. This movie has cool special effects, which reminded me of 50s movies, and I was surprised to see such effects in a movie from 1940. It's not a fantastic story by today's standards, but this movie is still pretty cool when you think about it.

Aj V

Super Reviewer


Dr. Alexander Thorkel has discovered a way to use radiation to shrink pigs, horses and other assorted animals to a fraction of their former size. Obsessed with this new discovery and paranoid that his colleagues will steal his invention, he decides to shrink them as well.

I caught this one on late-night television many, many years ago and absolutely loved it. Albert Dekker is the ultimate "mad scientist" in this Technicolor extravaganza of campy dialog and extraordinary special effects.

Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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