This is one of Corman's more enjoyable low-budget B&W sci-fi films from the '50s.
Richard Devon, the main star of the movie, is again excellent as he was in Corman's "Viking Women and the Sea Serpent". For his contribution alone, I'd recommend this old classic. And fans of Corman's older classics will immediately recognize Susan Cabot ("The Wasp Woman"), who has a lesser supporting role here, but is pleasant nonetheless.
Beyond Devon's excellent performance, the story itself is well-crafted and does not bog down with wandering plot lines, filler scenes, or dull dialog.
As for the transfer to digital, it appears to be completely raw, taken from a print in marginal condition. The visual is generally quite crisp, yet suffers from significant film damage, but only to the point where it is noticeable without being bothersome. The audio often has sharp, crackling background noise, which I found to be a bit irritating at times, but not overwhelming.
I'd really like to see this get transfered to 4K, then restored and released on Blu-ray in true HD. This brief film deserves such preservation.