The Colossus of New York (1958)

The Colossus of New York (1958)





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This low-budget, Frankenstein-flavored sci-fi flick involves the transplantation of a dead scientist's brain into the body of a hulking, glowing-eyed, caped robot by the man's lunatic brother. Though initially a success, the operation soon goes horribly wrong as the robot begins to display increasingly homicidal behavior, zapping people with its gamma-ray eyes. The climax comes when the robot begins a murderous rampage in the United Nations. The only hope for stopping the monster comes from the late scientist's young son, who manages to reach what little of the scientist's identity still remains and calms the robot down. This is actually a well-written film with a strong emotional core and a fairly sympathetic monster, but it loses some ground thanks to the rather silly rivet-headed robot costume. ~ Cavett Binion, Rovi
Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Paramount Pictures

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Otto Kruger
as William
Robert Hutton
as Carrington
Charles Herbert
as Billy Spensser
Ross Martin
as Jeremy
Ed Wolff
as The Colossus
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Critic Reviews for The Colossus of New York

All Critics (1)

In the climactic scene, the juxtaposition of the robot with the death rays, the dead bodies and the Bible quote on the wall adds up to something quite fascinating and powerful.

Full Review… | November 26, 2012
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Audience Reviews for The Colossus of New York

I actually thought this was very well done. big Ross Martin fan sorry that he was quite quickly dispatched of and just his voice was the rest of the movie. I thought the movement of the robot was good. I thought it was a cool looking robot where it was big but also wide and weird. invoices that made when it's trying to first speak or just chilling in a way. doesn't go over the same old tracks that most of the monster movies like this do yes it is pretty much but the heavy-handed moral but still it was very well done

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