When a prospector wanders onto a spot where the army plans to detonate an atom bomb and manages to emerge in perfect condition, he quickly senses the commercial potential in being the first human being to survive an atomic blast.
Mickey Rooney stars in this slapstick comedy that takes a look at the lighter side of atomic devastation. Prospectors Blix Waterberry and Stan Cooper comb the Nevada desert in search of uranium. Unbeknownst to them, the U.S. Military has targeted the area for an A-bomb test. Stan manages to evacuate the region prior to the blast, but poor old Blix gets hung up eating a peanut butter sandwich. Miraculously, Blix survives the boom. The radiation-ridden Blix then falls under the spell of a gorgeous nurse... however, spies are hot on his trail.
Additional cast: Elaine Davis (Audrey Nelson); Joey Forman (M.P. in Hospital); Peter Leeds (Bill); Fay Roope (General Lawler); and Robert E. Keane (Mr. Reynolds).