The Amazing Transparent Man (1960) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)




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A deranged scientist who needs radioactive chemicals to produce his monstrous experiments devises a formula for invisibility. He gives the formula to an ex-convict so he can steal the chemicals, but the criminal uses his new ability to rob banks instead.

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Marguerite Chapman
as Laura Matson
Douglas Kennedy
as Joey Faust
James Griffith
as Major Paul Krenner
Ivan Triesault
as Dr. Peter Ulof
Norman Smith
as Security Guard
Patrick Cranshaw
as Security Guard
Dennis Adams
as State Policeman
Stacey Evans Morgan
as State Policeman
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Critic Reviews for The Amazing Transparent Man

All Critics (5)

Even something this ridiculous has its inventive charms, not least of which are the wonderfully chintzy invisibility effects.

October 18, 2008 | Full Review…
Combustible Celluloid

One of Ulmer's grimmest works, a heartfelt anti-war statement

January 18, 2005 | Full Review…
Classic Film and Television

I found myself enjoying this cheapie...

October 7, 2002 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Even Ulmer can't help this one

August 7, 2002 | Rating: 2/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for The Amazing Transparent Man


From the Mill Creek SciFi Clsddics Collection. The Amazing Transparent Man is very similar to The Invisible Man and one main difference with this movie is that involves the Atomic Age, radiation etc. A criminal who has escaped from prison is made invisible by a mad scientist and gets him to steal nuclear fuel to help with future experiments. Things go wrong when he robs a bank though as becomes visible and is also dying through radiation poisoning. This movie has some good special effects considering the low budget. Highlights include the "one man" fights. The cast includes Douglas Kennedy (The Land Unknown) and Marguerite Chapman (Flight To Mars). The Amazing Transparent Man is worth watching if you get the chance. A great way to spend just under an hour. 3 1/2 Stars 5-10-13

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

While the premise is intriguing (although done way better in The Invisible Man from 1933) the film slowly descends into second rate science fiction slog. The film still had some decent effects for the disappearing act but not much else going for it. There are much better sci-fi films both after and before this one with much greater premises and lasting appeal! Skip it unless your desperate for a sci-fi film and have no better options.

Chris Browning
Chris Browning

Super Reviewer

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