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Plot: While on a boating trip, Scott Carey is exposed to a radioactive cloud. Nothing seems amiss at first, but several months later Scott realizes that he’s shrunk in height by several inches. He sees a doctor, who admits that he’s baffled. As Scott continues to shrink, decreasing to three feet tall, he becomes bitter, and lashes out at his wife, Louise. He begins to fear a cure will never be found — since even as he becomes a national sensation, he’s still shrinking.
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The Incredible Shrinking Man
When a businessman Scott Carey (Grant Williams) is infected by a mysterious cloud of mist on a boating vacation, little does he know how his life and whole way of existing are about to change. After six months of normal life he notices he has lost a little weight and height, and that this strange loss of size is continuous. He keeps growing smaller and smaller every day, to the amazement of doctors and to the chagrin of his wife (Randy Stuart). Soon everyday things become grave dangers to him and he has to completely let go of his old way of comprehending his place in life.
The over-sized props and the creative trick photography that is used to create the illusion of shrinking must have looked absolutely stunning in the 1950s when the film first came out, because they still look impressive when I’m typing this in 2010. Carey’s struggles with unexpected sources of terror like a cat, a mousetrap or a spider haven’t lost any of their charm over the decades: they are still edge-of-your-seat suspense, and I’m not saying this as any kind of affirmative action in favour of old movies – I genuinely haven’t been this thrilled by a movie in a long time! Besides the visual effects, the riveting music is also perfectly in tune with the thrilling style of the film.
Even though the film can easily be enjoyed as a great sci-fi suspense film, there’s also a deeper, more personal level to it. Carey truly develops as a character over the course of the film. He is aware of his frustration and changing moods and scolds himself for being rude to his wife and not being able to take the new challenges bravely head-on. The sense of loneliness, created excellently with beautiful black & white cinematography and camera angles, has been said to mirror the fearful atmosphere of the Cold War and the nuclear era. This is a valid interpretation, but it’s also possible to see Carey’s journey as a symbol of Man’s existential despair and feelings of inadequacy in life that is seemingly normal and mundane. The grandiose finale provides a majestic ending for the tale of new-found self-esteem; all my worries about a predictably tacked-on happy ending were proved unnecessary.
I wrote this review immediately after seeing the film for the first time. These words came out completely without effort and that is, to me, a sign of an honestly compelling cinematic experience. The Incredible Shrinking Man is a delight to watch, not the least bit goofy or dated like some other old sci-fi films. I recommend it for every fan of the genre, admirers of imaginative special effects and anyone interested in existential character studies.
Superior Science Fiction, Amazing Special Effects
Grant Williams had a long and varied career, but he is best known for his 1950s science-fiction roles. His best role was undoubtedly as Scott Carey in “The Incredible Shrinking Man”, in which Williams gives the performance of his career as a man who is inexplicably shrinking.
The film begins as Scott Carey and his wife Louise (Randy Stuart) are relaxing on a boat. Carey is exposed to a mysterious cloud, after which he gradually begins to shrink. Soon, he’s the size of a little kid, and eventually he’s so small that he’s living in a doll house, as the media surround the family house. After a life-or-death struggle with the family cat, Carey winds up in the basement, and Louise and Carey’s brother (Paul Langton) decide that Carey is dead, and leave the home. The final part of the movie has Carey struggling for survival in the basement, dealing first with a flood from a broken water heater, then fighting a brutal battle with a hungry spider. The final scene shows Carey wandering into the yard at night, where he disappears among the blades of grass.
Several 1950s sci-fi stalwarts appear in the film, including Raymond Bailey and William Schallert as doctors, and the dependable Paul Langton as Carey’s brother. April Kent is very pretty and appealing as a tiny circus performer to whom Carey is attracted, but unfortunately she is only on screen for a brief time. Randy Stuart shows great patience while dealing with a petulant Carey and his horrible condition. Williams nearly carries the film by himself, showing a once-in-a-career acting range while maintaining believability at all times; through the rest of his career, he never again showed this kind of talent. This over-sized sets, such as the giant furniture, telephone, and pencil, give the movie an almost surreal feeling. This intelligent film with outstanding special effects should be a must-see for all 1950s movie fans.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 21 min (81 min)
Rated Not Rated
Genre Horror, Sci-Fi
Director Jack Arnold
Writer Richard Matheson (screenplay), Richard Matheson (novel)
Actors Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent, Paul Langton
Awards 3 wins & 1 nomination.
Production Company Universal International Pictures
Sound Mix Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Laboratory Universal Studios Laboratory, USA
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm