Man Made Monster

Synopsis: "Big Dan" McCormick is the sole survivor of a bus crash into hydro lines. 5 others were electrocuted. Intrigued by Dan's apparent immunity to electricity, Dr. John Lawrence, distinguished elector-biologist, asks Dan to visit him at his laboratory, where Lawrence's assistant, Dr. Paul Rigas, is secretly conducting experiments to prove his theory that human life can be motivated and controlled by electricity. Rigas persuades Dan to submit to tests, where Dan absorbs increasingly powerful charges until he develops an amazing degree of immunity, and becomes a walking hulk of electricity. Rigas does a final test of pouring a tremendous charge into Dan's body, and Dan becomes superhuman and his body glows. He is also a robot that is controlled by Rigas. When Lawrence tries to stop the experiment, Rigas orders Dan to kill him. Rigas removes the electricity from Dan's body and he becomes a shrunken shell. Despite the efforts of June Meredith, Lawrence's niece, and newspaper reporter Mark Adams
Genre: Drama, Horror, Sci-Fi
Director(s): George Waggner
Production: Universal
59 min

Here's another flash

on that highway bus accident.

"Dan McCormick, the lone survivor,

"has been taken to the receiving hospital

for observation.

"Attending physicians

are astounded at his condition

"because he shows no effects

of the electrocution

"that killed the driver of the bus

and all of his fellow passengers. "

You say the man

is conscious?

Yes. It's the most amazing thing

I've ever heard of, Doctor.

After a good night's rest,

he'll be ready to leave the hospital.

Come on, come on, give me those pants.

I want to get out of here.

Here, here!

What's going on?

I can't make him

stay in bed, Doctor.

Well, I guess I ain't as tough

as I thought I was.

Tough? You're lucky to be alive

after a shock like that.

Now, get back into bed

and take it easy.

Okay, okay.

You're the doctor.

This is Dr. Lawrence.

Doctor, Dan McCormick.

How do you do?

Dr. Lawrence wants

to ask you a few questions.

Sure. Glad to have

somebody to talk to.

You know, for a minute I thought

you was one of those reporters.

No. No, there are

several of them downstairs.

You won't lack for publicity.

Oh, say, that's great.

I can use a couple of good

write-ups in my business.

What is your business, Dan?

Oh, didn't you know?

I run a high pitch down

on the midway. It's an act.

I'm Dynamo Dan,

the Electrical Man.

Fool around with storage batteries

and stick my fingers into light sockets

and make sparks jump between my hands.

You know, yokel shockers.

Yokel shockers?


Stuff to fool the peasants.

It's all for effect.

Most of it's phony.

Yes, I see.

Hey, Doc,

get a load of this.

Supper in bed

and I ain't even sick.

Yes, we're gonna make sure

they take good care of you.

Well, I must run along now.

Here's my card.

When you get out of here,

just drop in and see me sometime.

Sure, sure, Doctor.


So long, Doc.

Nice guy, the doc.

Dr. Lawrence is one of

America's foremost scientists.

No kidding!

"Dr. John Lawrence, 515

Forrest Drive. The Moors. "

Thank you, Henry.

That's all tonight.

Thank you, sir.

Good evening, Dr. Lawrence.


Hello, Uncle John.

Hello, dear.

Oh, look at you.

What's the matter,

no date tonight?

Yes, and a very nice one.

I waited to tell you

about your tickets.

Tickets? Tickets?

What tickets?

For the convention.

Oh, yes! Yes.

When do I leave?

First thing

Wednesday morning.

Well, that gives me

a couple of days.

I've listed the references

that you wanted.

Oh, can't we get out of that?

I detest speeches.

It's probably because

I've had to listen to so many in my time.

Well, here's your chance to get even,

not that yours will be boring.

I wish I could be sure of that,

but electro-biology sounds terrifying.

Except to electro-biologists,

and that's who you'll be talking to.

Well, good night.

We'll hope for the best.

See you in the morning.

Oh, and don't forget your medicine.

I left it on your desk.

I said good night.

Good night.

Paul, why don't you

give this up?

It will work.

I know it.

With all the constructive things to be done,

why do you concentrate on destruction?

You call my work destructive?

Must we go over that

all again?

This theory of yours isn't science.

It's... It's black magic.

I believe that electricity is life,

that men can be motivated and controlled

by electrical impulse

supplied by the radio activities

of the electron.

That eventually a race of superior men

can be developed,

men whose only wants

are electricity.

But, man, you're challenging

the forces of creation.

The forces of creation? Bah!

You know as well as I do

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George Waggner

George Waggner (September 7, 1894 – December 11, 1984) was an actor, director, producer and writer. He is best known for directing Lon Chaney Jr. in the 1941 film The Wolf Man. more…

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