CONELRAD 100: Atomic Films
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The CONELRAD 100 of Atomic Films

TITLE: X THE UNKNOWN

X THE UKNOWN

DIRECTOR: Leslie Norman
YEAR: 1956

In this British precursor to THE BLOB, radioactive goo bubbles up from the center of the earth in Scotland and begins to dissolve everyone in its path. American scientist Dean Jagger sizes up the menace with the classic line "How do you kill mud?" This effective gothic sci-fi gem by Hammer also stars Leo McKern and Anthony Newley.

AMAZON product link: X THE UNKNOWN

CONELRAD 100 | 81-100 | 61-80 | 41-60 | 21-40 | 1-20

ATOMIC HYGIENE: Cold War Short Films
COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING
While many film scholars may point to Gene Hackman's break-out role in 1967's BONNIE AND CLYDE as the cinematic vehicle that molded him into the kind of thespian that INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO host James Lipton salivates over, CONELRAD has discovered another role that no doubt made him the performer he is today: "Regional Field Officer" in 1966's COMMUNITY SHELTER PLANNING, a government civil defense film. Yes, the future Popeye Doyle once appeared in an atomic safety film.
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