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Bride of the Monster (1955)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  February 1956 (USA)
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An mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen.

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Tor Johnson ...
Tony McCoy ...
Loretta King ...
Harvey B. Dunn ...
Capt. Robbins
George Becwar ...
Prof. Strowski
Paul Marco ...
Kelton
Don Nagel ...
Martin (as Don Nagle)
Bud Osborne ...
Mac
John Warren ...
Jake
Ann Wilner ...
Tillie
Dolores Fuller ...
Margie
William 'Billy' Benedict ...
Newsboy (as William Benedict)
Ben Frommer ...
Drunk
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Storyline

Rumours abound about what may go on at a creepy mansion just out of town. The house is owned by Dr. Eric Vornoff who is conducting experiments to turn people into super-beings through the use of atomic power. Reporter Janet Lawton decides to look into what is going there and it's possible connection to men that have disappeared in the area. When Vornoff takes her prisoner, he has definite plans for her. Written by garykmcd

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The Screen's Master of the WEIRD in his NEWEST and MOST DARING SHOCKER! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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February 1956 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bride of the Atom  »

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$70,000 (estimated)
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Box office receipts from the film led to distributor Samuel Z. Arkoff being able to set up American International Productions. See more »

Goofs

In the final scene Dr. Vornoff lays Janet down in the swamp and runs off to the left and is followed by Dick and the Capt. When the doctor is finally killed, Dick and the captain leave to the left again only to enter from the left in the set where Janet is. See more »

Quotes

Margie: Hi, Janet.
Janet Lawton: Oh, hi, Margie.
Margie: Janet, still on the monster hunt?
Janet Lawton: What do you think?
Margie: I think the boss has been looking for you all day. Something about the police wanting those monster stories 86. You've got the whole town in a panic.
Janet Lawton: I didn't hear you.
Margie: I said...
Janet Lawton: [interrupting] I heard what you said, but I didn't hear you.
Margie: I get it. See you later.
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Almost Poignant
3 November 2000 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

Bride of the Monster is the best of Ed Wood's films. Frankly compared with Scared to Death and the Devil Bat-- the film truly looks like a masterpiece -- and truth be told it isn't that bad. In fact, it is rather enjoyable. Okay, I am gonna admit it -- I like it! If you look past the cheesy octopus (no worse than the hysterical devil bat), the cheap sets and the lame acting (better than Scared to Death!), if you suspend a little disbelief and realize this movie was made for a song -- then actually it is pretty darned good. One reason for this is that Bela Lugosi gets ample screen time. If Ed Wood was a bit unimaginative, he at least knew what it was that made Lugosi a legend and reprises little details, from the mad scientific leering of the Devil Bat to the idiosyncratic hand gestures of White Zombie. Bela is given a chance to shine in his final starring performance and shine he does. The movie has its flaws, but Bela is not one of them. He is old and looks weak, but he carries the movie like a true champion. He makes empty dialog sound meaningful and implausible scenarios seem poignant (well almost poignant).

Lugosi's "I have no home" monolog is beautiful. He could make dialog such as "I have proven that I am alright!" sound good. Lugosi gives his all in his last performance, and it is a great performance, even if he does have to wrestle with a fake octopus.


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