Dr. Cyclops

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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. read more

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.

Original Release

04/12/1940

Cast

Albert Dekker Dr. Thorkel
Charles Halton Dr. Bulfinch
Janice Logan Dr. Mary Robinson
Thomas Coley Bill Stockton
Victor Kilian Steve Baker
Frank Yaconelli Pedro
Paul Fix Dr. Mendoza
Frank Reicher Professor Kendall
Jane Webb Woman
William Wilkerson Silent Indian
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Ernest B. Schoedsack

Writers

Malcolm Stuart Boylan, Tom Kilpatrick

Cast

Albert Dekker Dr. Thorkel
Charles Halton Dr. Bulfinch
Janice Logan Dr. Mary Robinson
Thomas Coley Bill Stockton
Victor Kilian Steve Baker
Frank Yaconelli Pedro
Paul Fix Dr. Mendoza
Frank Reicher Professor Kendall
Jane Webb Woman
William Wilkerson Silent Indian

Producers

Editors

Ellsworth Hoagland

1941 Oscar Best Effects, Special Effects Nominated
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