The Magnetic Monster

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The Magnetic Monster movie poster.

Movie (1953)

Richard Carlson (Dr. Jeffrey Stewart)
King Donovan (Dr. Dan Forbes)
Jean Byron (Connie Stewart)
Harry Ellerbe (Dr. Allard)
Leo Britt (Dr. Benton)
Leonard Mudie (Howard Denker)

Working for O.S.I., the Office of Scientific Investigation, A-Man agent Jeffrey Stewart and his partner Dan Forbes are sent to a local hardware store where they find a strong magnetic field has magnetized every metal item in the store. Investigating further, they eventually trace the source of the magnetism to an airborn flight carrying scientist Howard Denker, now dying of radiation poisoning, who has carted on board with him a new radioactive element which he has bombarded with alpha particles for 200 hours. The element, dubbed 'serranium' grows geometrically by creating matter out of energy which it absorbs from metallic objects surrounding it. Stewart calculates that if the substance is not destroyed soon that within 24 hours or so it will have grown large enough to throw Earth out of its orbit.

North American FJ-1 Fury & North American FJ-2 Fury

One of the 31 North American FJ-1 built at left with a North American FJ-2 Fury at right.

North American FJ Furies of the U.S. Navy.

Lockheed L-049 Constellation

Lockheed L-049 Constellation of TWA-Trans World Airlines.
Lockheed L-049 Constellation of TWA-Trans World Airlines.

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star

Lockheed T-33A Shooting Star of the USAF.

North American F-86A Sabre

FU-172, North American F-86A Sabre of the USAF.
FU-172, North American F-86A Sabre of the USAF.

Boeing KB-29 Superfortress

Boeing KB-29 Superfortress (BuAer number 486363).

Boeing KB-29 Superfortress of the USAF.
Boeing KB-29 Superfortress of the USAF.

North American B-45A Tornado

North American B-45A Tornado of the USAF.
North American B-45A Tornado of the USAF.

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