The Projected Man

Synopsis: A scientist experimenting with matter transmission from place to place by means of a laser beam suddenly decides to use himself as a test specimen. But the process goes awry, and one side of his body becomes hideously deformed and instantly lethal to anyone it touches.
Genre: Horror, Sci-Fi
77 min

You want to watch where you're going!

Pretty you may be.

Dr. Hill?


Professor Steiner is expecting you.

I'm Sheila Anderson, the

department secretary.

Would you come in here, please?

Dr. Hill, Professor Steiner.

Come in, come in.

Oh, it's wonderful to see you again.

And piggy to you.

I do apologize.

On the spur-of-the-moment,

I could think of no

other code name for you

to give to the guards.

That wasn't what I meant.

You haven't changed.

Seeing you standing there

as if the years had suddenly dropped away.

Paul, that was a long time ago.

What's the problem that you

want to discuss with me?

Oh, thank you, Miss Anderson.

Oh, Miss Anderson, is Dr. Mitchel in?

Yes sir, he went into the lab.

Would you ask him to set up a test run?

I'll be along presently.

At once, sir.

I'm working on the

conversion of solid objects

into pure energy.

Energy which can be stored

in a cell composition,

projected over long distances

and then turned back

into the object again.

All kinds of objects,

including human tissue.

Human tissue?



Television is one method of

transferring a visual image

from one place to another.

But the image is flat, two-dimensional,

lacks life and needs a receiver.

What I have achieved

is the projection of an

object in three dimensions,

something that has weight, depth and body

and without a receiver.


I achieved my first projection

of a living creature.

Unfortunately, something went wrong

and the subject died.

For how long did it live?

Oh, two to three minutes.

I want you to tell me why it died.

Whether there was any change

in the cellular structure

during projection.

What I need to correct.

What's the principle that you employ?

I'll show you.

Come with me.


I'd like you to meet Dr. Hill.

She'll be joining us on our project.

You could say we met before.

Well, almost.

Mitchel is an expert on laser.

I'm afraid I know very little about it.


well then fit her out with a heat suit,

explain it to her and I'll

go set up the console.


Professor Steiner?

I had to tell Dr. Blanchard

you wanted another experimental run.


He's given his permission

on this occasion.

In the future he requires 24 hours notice.

And you've been instructed

to see that he gets it?

I have.

Dr. Blanchard's the director

of this foundation, isn't he?

You can say that again.

I'm in the middle.

You were going to tell me about laser.


Well, I expect you know it's a way of

overcoming a scattering of light waves.

In it's simplest form, we

put an electric current

through a mixture of

neon and helium gases.

Now the light is amplified and emitted,

it becomes a coherent source of power.

You mean it doesn't go

off in all directions.


It's one very narrow beam

that can transmit more signals

than all the television and

radio channels put together.

It's light in a new form,

which I have modified to

transmit matter itself.

Now I'd like to demonstrate

with something of your own.

Something you'd recognize.

My watch do?

Couldn't be better.

Come with me.

This is the transmission cradle.

It creates a massive magnetic field.

Now, the watch.

Now, put your visor on and stand back.

But keep your eye on the watch.

What has happened at this stage

is that the basic matter of the watch

has been transformed into pure energy

and is stored over there in that cell.

Forever, if necessary.

Now, we wish to transmit that energy

to project the watch, in fact.

Laser preheat.

Laser preheat in.

Laser emission relay.

Laser emission relay...

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John Croydon

John Croydon (1907–1994) was a British film producer and production manager. He was employed at Ealing Studios for a number of years during the Michael Balcon era. He then moved to Highbury Studios in the late 1940s to head up production of second features for the Rank Organisation, and later turned to independent production once Highbury had been closed. more…

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