The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

Nomination Year: 2004
SYNOPSIS:  Description of the movie's "plot" goes here.

Worst Special Effect

And Right Behind the Guinea Pig Is My Friend, Harvey
Okay, so the guinea pig turns invisible. I could buy that; the SPFX for the transformation weren't *terrible* for the era. But he lost me when he tries to convince our protagonist that the guinea pig is still there by petting it. Or perhaps I should say "by waving his hand over the area where the alleged guinea pig is supposed to be." He doesn't even attempt to follow the countour of an imaginary animal--he simply moves his hand in a wooden, lackluster motion. He even says, "This should leave no doubts..." Gee, I'M convinced.

Crummiest Ending

How Would Jesus End the Film?
For some reason, I got a couple of those rare films this year that suddenly address the audience at the end. Which is okay, because I think they make for some of my favorite Crummiest Endings. The agent and the German scientist wax philosophical about the implications of technology and then, with no warning, the scientist turns to US and asks..."What would YOU do?" Roll credits. The answer: Walk straight to the box office and demand my money back.

Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame
Marguerite Chapman  
Douglas Kennedy  
James Griffith  
Ivan Triesault  
Jonathan Ledford  
Director Claim to Fame
Edward G. Ulmer  

Anne O'Nymous

To the Film Gallery Return to Lobby
[Smithee Film Gallery] [Return to Lobby]

© 2011-2019 Bryan D. Cassidy, Greg Pearson, Matthew Quirk, and Kevin Hogan. All Rights Reserved.