Timeslip (1955 film)

Timeslip (known as The Atomic Man in the United States) is a 1955 British black-and-white science fiction film directed by Ken Hughes and starring Gene Nelson and Faith Domergue. Produced by Alec C. Snowden, it is based on the science fiction novel The Isotope Man by Charles Eric Maine, who also wrote the screenplay. In the UK, the film was distributed by Anglo-Amalgamated. In 1956 the film was shortened from 93 minutes to 76 minutes and distributed in the U.S. by Allied Artists Pictures as a double feature with Invasion of the Body Snatchers.

Directed byKen Hughes
Produced byAlec C. Snowden
Written byCharles Eric Maine (novel The Isotope Man)
Charles Eric Maine (screenplay)
CinematographyA.T. Dinsdale
Edited byGeoffrey Muller
Todon Productions
Distributed byAnglo-Amalgamated (UK)
Allied Artists Pictures (US)
Release date
November 1955 (UK)
4 March 1956
Running time
93 minutes (UK)
76 minutes (US)
CountryUnited Kingdom


An injured man is pulled from the Thames. He has been shot in the back and is barely alive. The science correspondent of an illustrated magazine recognises him as a nuclear physicist. But the physicist is alive and well and working at his lab. When the injured man is photographed his pictures shows a strange glow surrounding him and when he recovers enough to be questioned his answers make no sense. The correspondent and his photographer girlfriend try to solve the puzzle and in doing so uncover international industrial espionage and a terrible threat to the atomic research institute.



The film was partially funded by its UK distributor, Anglo-Amalgamated.[1]


  1. Metro Will Film Graziano Story: Studio Buys Biography of Middleweight Ex-Champion Who Turned to Acting; By Thomas M. Pryor, Special to The New York Times.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 20 Jan 1955: 35.


  • Warren, Bill. Keep Watching the Skies: American Science Fiction Films of the Fifties, 21st Century Edition. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2009 (First Edition 1982). ISBN 0-89950-032-3.
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