The 4D Man (1959) - Rotten Tomatoes

The 4D Man1959

The 4D Man (1959)




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The 4-D Man is Robert Lansing, who through a sped-up atomic fusion experiment is possessed with the ability to walk through solid matter. Motivated by greed and jealousy, Lansing uses his powers for his own selfish gain. But there's a catch: his "4-D" prowess is causing him to age rapidly and to deteriorate physically. After a powerhouse opening, 4-D Man settles into a conventional "there are some things man is not meant to know" mode; it also closes with that wearisome cliched "The End?" title. Otherwise, the film is a laudable effort to do a lot with a limited special-effects budget.


Robert Lansing
as Scott Nelson
Lee Meriwether
as Linda Davis
Patty Duke
as Marjorie Sutherland
James Congdon
as Tony Nelson
Jasper Deeter
as Mr. Welles
Robert H. Harris
as Man in Nightclub
Robert Strauss
as Roy Parker
Chic James
as girl in bar
Edgar Stehli
as Dr. Carson
Elbert Smith
as Captain Rogers
Dean Newman
as Dr. Schwartz
George Karas
as Sergeant Todaman
George Kayara
as Sgt. Todaman
Elbert Smuiyh
as Capt. Rogers
John Benson
as Reporter
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Critic Reviews for The 4D Man

All Critics (5)

An offbeat effort worthy of a viewing.

September 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Below mediocre sci-fi nonsense, slow paced to boot.

February 21, 2008 | Rating: 2/5

A guilty, almost-campy horror delight with a most curious jazz score

June 3, 2004 | Rating: 3/5

It was produced by Jack H. Harris, who started a promotional campaign for the film by offering a $1 million reward to anyone who could walk through a wall.

April 21, 2002 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The 4D Man

This movie is super cool, especially after seeing some really bad sci-fi movies, and in contrast to the other sci-fi movies of the fifties, this one is really spectacular. I loved it, the story is very different and new, I haven't seen many other movies like this, I highly recommend it if you like sci-fi.

Aj V
Aj V

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