I found Gwendolyn Greer’s question about ‘Pandora’s box’ on Google because I also wanted the name of the film which has the scene she describes, i.e. ‘Kiss Me Deadly’.
There is a similar sci-fi film which I saw circa 1959, in a cinema when I could only get admission to see a ‘U’ film, for an unaccompanied child, but it should have had an adult rating.
The first scene I remember is a man standing in his wet suit in a small boat at sea, when a radioactive cloud rolls over him, and the wet suit collapses as if empty.
Next I’m convinced I saw Richard Conte standing on a beach, staring with great trepidation at a partly-opened, snuff-box-like object, which is hissing at him, reminiscent of ‘Kiss Me Deadly’.
Lastly there is a group of bug-eyed aliens in a cave. They have an unconscious man on the operating table in front of them, and his heart is sat on the outside of his chest, beating away.
I’ve looked at a list of Richard Conte’s films on Wikipedia, and at lists of sci-fi/horror & noir films of the late fifties and early sixties but I can’t find the name of this film.
Thanks for any answers.