Film / The Amazing Transparent Man

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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:

  • 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.
  • Redemption Equals Death:
    • Laura betrays Krenner and is shot by him.
    • Faust finally turns on Krenner for the sake of his own daughter (at Ulof's urging), and [[spoiler:sacrifices himself by fighting Krenner whilst opening the safe with the uranium and triggering A Nuclear Oopsie.
  • Safecracking: Locks mean nothing to Faust. He picks them easily.


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