The Incredible Shrinking Man (1957)

I watched the 1957 Universal International horror/sci-fi movie “The Incredible Shrinking Man” on Svengoolie. After going through a strange fog, while boating, Robert “Scott” Carey begins to slowly shrink after a few months. The movie was produced by Albert Zugsmith (Touch of Evil, High School Confidential, Confessions of an Opium Eater) and directed by  Jack Arnold (It Came From Outer Space, Creature From the Black Lagoon, Revenge of the Creature, Tarantula!, High School Confidential).

Scott is played by Grant Williams (The Monolith Monsters, The Leech Woman, PT 109, Brain of Blood, Doomsday Machine), Randy Stuart (TV episodes of Cheyenne, Lawman, Cimarron City, Colt 45, Maverick, Bonanza, Dragnet),

April Kent (she was niece of the burlesque stripper Gypsy Rose Lee), Paul Langton (Courage of Lassie, The Snow Creature, It! The Terror from Outer Space, The Cosmic Man, Invisible Invaders, TV episodes in Gunsmoke, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, The Untouchables, Peyton Place),

Raymond Bailey (banker Milburn Drysdale in The Beverly Hillbillies, Hell’s Kitchen, Sabrina, Tarantula, Darby’s Rangers, Vertigo, No Time for Sergeants, The Space Children, The Absent Minded Professor, Herbie Rides Again, The Strongest Man in the World),

William Schallert (TV Episodes like The Adventures of Jim Bowie, Perry Mason, Death Valley Days, Combat!, Patty Duke’s dad on the Patty Duke Show, The Wild Wild West, Gunsmoke,

The Hardy Boys/Nancy Drew Mysteries, The Waltons, The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes, Tora! Tora! Tora!, The Strongest Man in the World, Hanger 18, Twilight Zone: The Movie, Innerspace), Billy Curtis (a Munchkin in the Wizard of Oz, Superman and the Mole Men, TV episodes of Batman, Gilligan’s Island, Star Trek, The Twilight Zone),

Orangey (a male marmalade tabby cat, This Island Earth, The Diary of Anne Frank, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Gigot, Village of the Giants, TV episodes like Batman – Catwoman’s cat, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Beverly Hillbillies, My Favorite Martian, Mission Impossible and Orson Welles (is not actually in the film but narrates the trailer).

Special photography was by Clifford Stine with Optical Effects by Roswell A. Hoffman and Everett A. Broussard. I enjoyed the movie and will give it 3.75 out of 5 stars. For more information read Wikipedia, IMDB and Rotten Tomatoes.

Author: Doyle

I was born in Atlanta, moved to Alpharetta at 4, lived there for 53 years and moved to Decatur in 2016. I've worked at such places as Richway, North Fulton Medical Center, Management Science America (Computer Tech/Project Manager) and Stacy's Compounding Pharmacy (Pharmacy Tech).

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