Indestructible Man (1956) is an American black and white science fiction film, an original screenplay by Vy Russell and Sue Bradford for producer-director Jack Pollexfen and starring Lon Chaney, Jr.. It was produced independently, and picked up after completion for distribution in the United States by Allied Artists Pictures Corporation. It was later featured in the fourth season of Mystery Science Theater 3000, alongside an installment of the Crash Corrigan Undersea Kingdom serial.
Plot summary Edit
It tells the story of Butcher Benton (Chaney), a double-crossed convicted robber and murderer who dies in the gas chamber and is inadvertently revived by a lone-wolf cancer researcher who claims his body from the prison and subjects it to further massive jolts of electricity. Benton's heart is restimulated, and he revives mad, mute, immensely strong and with skin virtually impervious even to bazooka shells. He sets out to avenge himself on the two henchmen who, in collusion with his attorney, betrayed him in order to steal his loot, and also to contact his stripper-girlfriend who has gone straight and begun dating the detective who brought Benton to justice.
- Chaney has almost no dialogue in the film.
- Angels Flight appears prominently in this film.
- This film was featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K).
DVD releases Edit
- The film has been released by numerous studios as a "bargain bin" disc.
- The MST3K version of the film has been released by Rhino Home Video as part of the Collection, Volume 11 box set.