Film / The Amazing Transparent Man

The Amazing Transparent Man is a 1960 sci-fi picture, concerning a scientist who (under duress) develops a method for turning men invisible. The particular "guinea pig" for this method is recently liberated career criminal Joey Faust. Said career criminal is extorted into working for The Man Behind the Man, who is hoping to create an army for profit. Faust is enlisted to steal "atomic material" to use during the research.

Eventually, Faust discovers that the invisibility process is both unstable and deadly. It falls to the scientist and various others to stop this evil scheme before the world is truly doomed.

For the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version, please go to the episode recap page.

The Amazing Transparent Man contains examples of these tropes:

  • Artistic License - Nuclear Physics: Apparently, leaving the uranium outside the safe while the invisibility machine's running will cause an explosion that'll destroy an entire county.
  • Phlebotinum Breakdown: After Faust receives the invisibility treatment with the experimental radioactive material, he starts turning visible and invisible at random times.
  • Pretty in Mink: Laura wears a mink wrap when she drives the getaway car after breaking Faust out of prison, showing how she's well paid for her services.
  • Safecracking: Locks mean nothing to Faust. He picks them easily.