Cinema: New Picture, Feb. 16, 1953

The Magnetic Monster (Ivan Tors; United Artists). The monster in this crackling mixture of science and fiction is a newly discovered radioactive element that grows so fast and has such a powerful magnetic field that it threatens to destroy the earth. In the nick of time, the substance is destroyed by being fed an outsize dose of electric power.

Directed at a breakneck pace by Co-Author Curt Siodmak, The Magnetic Monster is crisply acted by Richard Carlson and King Donovan, as scientists combating the radioactive threat. But the picture's real stars are technological: Geiger...

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