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The Amazing Transparent Man is a american film of genre Science fiction directed by Edgar George Ulmer released in USA on 1 february 1960 with Marguerite Chapman

The Amazing Transparent Man (1960)

The Amazing Transparent Man
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Released in USA 1 february 1960
Length 58minutes
Directed by
Genres Science fiction,    Thriller,    Horror
Rating39% 1.9596651.9596651.9596651.9596651.959665

The Amazing Transparent Man is a 1960 science fiction film starring Marguerite Chapman. It is an American B-movie which follows the story of an insane ex-U. S. Army major who uses an escaped criminal to steal materials to improve the invisibility machine his scientist prisoner made. It was one of two sci-fi films shot back-to-back in Dallas, Texas by director Edgar G. Ulmer (the other being Beyond the Time Barrier, also released in that same year). The combined filming schedule for both films was only two weeks. The film was later featured in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000.

The film has received very poor reviews and suffered in popularity as a result of its low budget. Leading science fiction author David Wingrove commented in his Science Fiction Source Book that "Its cheap-budget origins show throughout. Amazing claims too much for what is essentially a thriller involving an escaped criminal..."


Former U. S. Army major, Paul Krenner (James Griffith), plans to conquer the world with an army of invisible soldiers and will do anything to achieve that goal. With the help of his hired muscle, Julian (Red Morgan), Krenner forces Dr. Peter Ulof (Ivan Trisault) to perfect the invisibility machine Ulof invented. He keeps Ulof’s daughter, Maria (Carmel Daniel) imprisoned to keep Ulof in line.


Marguerite Chapman

(Laura Matson)
Douglas Kennedy

(Joey Faust)
James Griffith

(Major Paul Krenner)
Ivan Triesault

(Dr. Peter Ulof)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan

Patrick Cranshaw

(Security Guard)
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