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A murder in an amusement park provokes the interest of science reporter Kirioka, who finds a coil resembling a transistor near the victim's body. Another murder, also committed with a bayonet, soon follows. Both murders had been foretokened when identification tags of the old Imperial Japanese Army were sent to the victims. Taki, a veteran of the war, appeals to the police for protection when he too receives a tag. During questioning, he reveals that during the war he and three other soldiers had been ordered to hide Dr. Niki, a scientist working for the military, and his cases of research material. When Corporal Sudo discovered the cases actually contained gold bars, the four soldiers conspired to murder both Sudo and Dr. Niki by blowing up a cave where the two were trapped. Years later, the four returned to dig up the gold but found no trace of it or the bodies of the two men. Despite police protection, Taki is killed by Sudo, who, along with Dr. Niki, is still alive. It is revealed that Sudo, unknown to Dr. Niki, has been using the scientist's invention to teleport himself to different locations to commit the murders for revenge. Soon, the fourth veteran is also killed. [Sources are unclear as to whether Sudo is apprehended.]
Released in Japan in 1960 as Denso ningen. Alternative title: The Telegian. Also reviewed at 75 min.