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Jack Arnold

The Incredible Shrinking Man

I can’t tell you how many times I saw “The Incredible Shrinking Man” on television as a kid, but it was a lot.  This film is emblazoned on my childhood.

Oddly, it gets very little respect.  It wasn’t a huge hit, and took a few re-releases to make a profit.  It had no real stars.  The lead, Grant Williams, went straight from this film to a decades-long television career playing bit parts in episodes of “The Munsters”, “Bonanza”, and “Perry Mason.”