The Beast of Yucca Flats

The Beast of Yucca Flats

Douglas Mellor
Director: Coleman Francis Cast: Douglas Mellor
Douglas Mellor
, Larry Aten
Larry Aten
, Barbara Francis
Barbara Francis
Coleman Francis

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This groaner from profoundly untalented "auteur" Coleman Francis involves the scenario (one couldn't exactly call it a 'story') of a tubby Soviet scientist (Tor Johnson -- who else?) who is pursued by nefarious agents into a nuclear testing area, whereupon an A-bomb blast infuses him with enough radiation to power a small Midwestern town. Supposedly transformed into a rampaging monster, Tor looks exactly the same, albeit with tattered clothing and a constipated expression. In the fine tradition of The Creeping Terror and Coleman Francis's own Red Zone Cuba (starring the director himself, who resembles Tor's scrappy older brother), this is shot with virtually no dialogue and overlaid with hilariously pretentious and obtuse narration... the phrase "a flag on the moon" pops up so often it could be used in a drinking game. The most enjoyable aspect of this movie is its remarkably short running time.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2019
UPC: 0191091447581
Original Release: 1961
Rating: NR
Source: Film Detective
Region Code: 0
Time: 0:54:00
Sales rank: 55,214

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Douglas Mellor Actor
Larry Aten Actor
Barbara Francis Actor
Bing Stafford Actor
Eric Tomlin Actor
Tor Johnson The Beast
John Morrison Actor
Tony Cardoza Actor
Marcia Knight Actor
Jim Oliphant Actor
Linda Beilema Actor
George Prince Actor
Alan Francis Actor
Ronald Francis Actor

Technical Credits
Coleman Francis Director,Editor,Screenwriter
John Cagle Cinematographer
Anthony Cardoza Producer
Roland Morin Producer
Irwin Nafshun Score Composer
Al Remington Score Composer

Scene Index

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