4D Man (1959)
The Evil Force
Master of Terror
Nomination Year: 2004
SYNOPSIS: Two brothers work together, and end up developing a device to amplify the power of the mind. Or perhaps to cause a person to enter a fourth-dimensional state. It's not entirely clear. The older brother tests it on himself (spurred on, at least in part, by the younger brother hooking up with the older brother's girlfriend). He then discovers that he ages whenever he uses this ability, and goes off on a crime spree.
- Worst Science
"He Intermingled the Atoms Using Only...the Power of His Mind"
The younger brother explains, as best he can, the theory by which his machine operated, and which caused a pencil to pass through (and commingle with in a non-explosive fashion) a block of Cargonite (the toughest substance in the world).
- Actors/Directors of Note
Actor Claim to Fame Robert Lansing Lee Meriwether Miss America 1955, turned actress; a TV legend since the 50's; had such diverse roles as Betty Jones ("Barnaby Jones"), Catwoman (in the first Batman film), and Lily Munster ("The Munsters Today") Patty Duke Famous teen actress of the 50's who won an Academy Award for playing Helen Keller in The Miracle Worker, then went on to star in her own TV show (cousins...identical cousins...) James Congdon
Director Claim to Fame Irvin S. Yeaworth, Jr. Directed The Blob (the original), which was cool, but also The Gospel Blimp, which was not
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