“The Amazing Transparent Man” is a 1960 science fiction film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer. The movie tells the story of a convicted criminal named Joey Faust (played by Douglas Kennedy), who is broken out of prison by a mysterious scientist named Dr. Peter Ulof (played by Ivan Triesault).
Ulof offers Faust a deal: in exchange for his help with a top-secret experiment, he will give Faust his freedom and a share of the profits. Faust agrees, not realizing that Ulof’s experiment involves turning him invisible.
With his newfound invisibility, Faust becomes the perfect tool for Ulof’s plan to steal a top-secret formula from a government laboratory. Faust is initially hesitant, but Ulof uses mind control to force him to do his bidding.
As the theft is carried out, Faust begins to realize the true extent of Ulof’s evil plan. Ulof plans to use the formula to create an army of invisible soldiers, which he will use to take over the world. Faust decides to turn against Ulof and stop him from carrying out his plan.
The climax of the movie features a showdown between Faust and Ulof, with Faust using his invisibility to outsmart Ulof and destroy his laboratory. In the end, Faust is captured by the authorities but is offered a chance at redemption by helping the government develop a countermeasure against Ulof’s invisibility formula.
“The Amazing Transparent Man” is a low-budget film with cheesy special effects, but it has become a cult classic among science fiction fans. The movie explores themes of power, greed, and morality, as Faust must navigate his way through a world of corruption and manipulation.
Edgar G. Ulmer
Marguerite Chapman, Douglas Kennedy, James Griffith