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The Incredible Shrinking Man is a 1957 science fiction film directed by Jack Arnold and adapted for the screen by Richard Matheson from his novel The Shrinking Man (ISBN 0575074639).

The opening credits musical theme is by an uncredited Irving Gertz, with a trumpet solo performed by Ray Anthony.

Initial Release: Feb. 22, 1957
Awards:The film won the first Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation presented in 1958 by the World Science Fiction Convention.

In 2009 it was named to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress for being “culturally, historically or aesthetically” significant and will be preserved for all time. Wikipedia

The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957
The Incredible Shrinking Man 1957

IMDB Rating: 7.7

Starring: Grant Williams, Randy Stuart, April Kent

Director: Jack Arnold

Writers: Richard Matheson

Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller

Description: When Scott Carey begins to shrink because of exposure to a combination of radiation and insecticide, medical science is powerless to help him.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

Scott Carey and his wife Louise are sunning themselves on deck of their cabin cruiser, while his wife is below deck, the small craft drifts out to the calm sea.

While Scott, lying in the sun, a low mist passes over him and he is sprinkled with strange glittery particles that quickly evaporate.

Later he is accidentally sprayed with an insecticide while driving and in the next few days, he finds that he has begun to shrink. First just a few inches, so that his clothes no longer fit, then a little more. Soon he is only three feet tall, and a national curiosity.

At six inches tall he can only live in a doll's house and even that becomes impossible when his cat breaks in.

Subsequently, Scott flees to the cellar, his wife thinks he has been eaten by the cat and the door to the cellar is now closed, trapping him in the littered room where he is menaced by a giant spider, he struggles to survive.

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