Set in the Peruvian jungle, Dr. Cyclops, the 1940 landmark science-fiction adventure, follows four explorers as they search for legendary physicist Dr. Alexander Thorkel (Albert Dekker). When Biologists Dr. Mary Robinson (Janice Logan), Dr. Bullfinch (Charles Halton), Dr. Bill Stockton (Thomas Coley), and Steve Baker (Victor Kilian), discover their missing colleague, they find his brilliant mind has been warped by radiation and decide to return him to civilization for psychiatric help. To their shock, the half-blind, half-mad scientist refuses and implements an experimental body- altering device to reduce his former friends to one-fifth their normal size. Suddenly, harmless items and small creatures become giant-sized instruments of death! The impressive use of special effects, which garnered an Academy Award nomination, helped make this Technicolor sci-fi classic one of the most imaginative and memorable fantasy films of all time.
|1941||Oscar||Best Effects, Special Effects||Nominated|