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.”