The Atomic Kid

The Atomic Kid

Mickey Rooney
Director: Leslie Martinson Cast: Mickey Rooney
Mickey Rooney
, Robert Strauss
Robert Strauss
, Elaine Davis
Elaine Davis
Leslie Martinson

Blu-ray (Remastered / B&W)

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The Atomic Kid strives mightily to wring laughs from the otherwise humorless topic of atomic radiation. Mickey Rooney (who also produced the film) and Robert Strauss play a couple of brainless prospectors who stumble upon a A-bomb testing site. Led to believe that the area is rich with uranium, Strauss goes off to stake a claim, while Rooney relaxes in a "test" house. Before long, a bomb is dropped, a mushroom cloud sprouts in the desert. . .and Rooney emerges from the rubble unharmed. Later on, however, our hero discovers that he's so full of radiation that he glows in the dark, which makes him both dangerous and world-famous. The plot then veers into Cold War territory as Rooney routs a nest of Soviet spies, led by Robert Emmet Keane. The leading lady of the proceedings is Elaine Davis, Mickey Rooney's then-wife (her marital status, transitory though it may have been, was emphasized in the film's opening credits) Believe it or not, this monumentally unfunny comedy was based on a story by Blake Edwards.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/26/2013
UPC: 0887090056403
Original Release: 1954
Rating: NR
Source: Olive Films
Presentation: [B&W]
Time: 1:26:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Mickey Rooney Blix Waterberry
Robert Strauss Stan Cooper
Elaine Davis Audrey Nelson
Bill Goodwin Dr. Rodell
Whit Bissell Dr. Edgar Pangborn
Joey Forman MP in Hospital
Hal March Ray
Peter Leeds Bill
Fay Roope Gen. Lawler
Stanley Adams Wildcat Hooper
Charles Conrad Scientist
Peter Brocco Mr. Mosley
Paul Dubov Mr. Anderson
Sig Frohlich Photographer
Milton Frome Communications Man
Don Haggerty Lieutenant
Robert Emmett Keane Mr. Reynolds
Robert Nichols Technician
Allan Ray 1st M.P
Dan Riss Jim
Slick Slavin Corporal
Billy Snyder Croupier
Ray Walker Newspaperman
Tommy Walker Enlisted Man
Guy Way Lieutenant
Bill Welsh Commentator
Dick Winslow 2nd Sergeant
George Mather 1st Sergeant
Frank Richards Thug

Technical Credits
Leslie Martinson Director
Van Alexander Score Composer
Fred Allen Editor
Maurice Duke Associate Producer
Benedict Freedman Screenwriter
Frank Hotaling Art Director
John Fenton Murray Screenwriter
Mickey Rooney Producer
John L. Russell Cinematographer
Howard Wilson Sound/Sound Designer

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