An easy movie to have missed somehow, since I was only four years old when it first came out. However, How did I, the King of Schlock and B-Movie enthrallment miss this title for so long?
From the first few minutes to the end of the movie, the caricatures of characters is ludicrous and amazing.
The premise fits with the logical over-extension of the science of the time in the early 50's and carries it to an illogical conclusion with dexterity.
The premise you ask? Nuclear/Radioactive is bad, very, very bad.
Lot's of great actors here, including an easy to miss Strother Martin, "What we have here, is a failure to communicate" from Cool Hand Luke fame.
Character actors galore though and they all do a fabulous job for the time in which this was made.