Timeslip / The Atomic Man (1955)

The Horror Hothouse

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The police drag the near lifeless body of a man from the Thames, a bullet lodged in his back. On the operating table his heart stops, to all intents and purposes the man is dead for seven seconds before the adrenaline shot kicks in and his heart starts beating again.

Investigative reporter Mike Delaney (Gene Nelson) thinks he has a scoop on his hands when he identifies the patient as Stephen Rayner (Peter Arne), a nuclear physicist, only Rayner appears to be alive and hard at work on a secret project. Meanwhile back at the hospital, the identical Rayner has regained consciousness, but the police are baffled by the answers he gives to their questions. Just as baffling, he fogs photographic and X-Ray films and sets off the radiography suite’s Geiger counter.

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Thankfully, when Delaney plays back a recording of Rayner being…

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