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Director:
Writers:
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original story and screenplay) and
Alex Gordon (original story and screenplay)
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Release Date:
February 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
More horrifying than "DRACULA"..."FRANKENSTEIN" See more »
Plot:
An mad doctor attempts to create atomic supermen. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Bela Lugosi ... Dr. Eric Vornoff
Tor Johnson ... Lobo
Tony McCoy ... Lt. Dick Craig
Loretta King ... Janet Lawton
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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Conrad Brooks ... Suspect Outside Office (uncredited)
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Directed by
Edward D. Wood Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Edward D. Wood Jr. (original story and screenplay) and
Alex Gordon (original story and screenplay)

Produced by
Donald E. McCoy .... executive producer
Tony McCoy .... associate producer
Edward D. Wood Jr. .... producer
 
Original Music by
Frank Worth 
 
Cinematography by
Ted Allan (director of photography)
William C. Thompson (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Warren Adams  (as Mike Adams)
Igo Kantor (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Makeup Department
Louis Haszillo .... makeup artist (as Louis J. Haszillo)
Maurice Seiderman .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert Farfan .... assistant director (as Bob Farfan)
William L. Nolte .... assistant director (as William Nolte)
 
Art Department
George Bahr .... property master
 
Sound Department
Dale Knight .... sound recordist
Marshall Pollock .... sound effects editor (as Mike Pollock)
Lyle Willey .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Pat Dinga .... special effects
 
Stunts
Eddie Parker .... stunt double: Bela Lugosi (uncredited)
Red Reagan .... stunt double: Bela Lugosi (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas J. Connolly .... key grip
Louis Kriger .... electrician
Bert Shipham .... camera operator
Larry Smith .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Igo Kantor .... technical supervisor
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Bride of the Atom" - USA (alternative title)
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Runtime:
69 min
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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:13 | Australia:PG | Finland:K-18 (2004) | Italy:T | Netherlands:12 (2007) (DVD) | Spain:T | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (DVD rating) (2005) | USA:Approved | USA:Not Rated

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Trivia:
Stuntman Eddie Parker's participation in this film is still debatable. The story that he doubled Bela Lugosi stems from amateur fanzines in the early 1960s, and the assumption that Parker doubled Lugosi in Frankenstein Meets the Wolf Man (1943). He didn't. Parker doubled Lon Chaney Jr. as the Wolf Man; Australian actor/stuntman Gil Perkins doubled the Monster.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
[last lines]
Captain Tom Robbins:He tampered in God's domain!
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (2006) (VG)See more »

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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Ed Wood tampers in God's domain...again., 20 June 2004
Author: Gafke from United States

This really isn't such a terrible little movie. Sure, it's cheap, the acting is horrible, the sets wobble if sneezed upon and the special effects consist of stock footage and a rubber octopus, but "Bride of the Monster" is much, MUCH better than "Plan 9 From Outer Space."

Mad scientist Vornoff (a sickly Bela Lugosi) has apparently set up shop in the Florida Everglades, kidnapping anyone unwise enough to wander too close to his house (and his pet octopus) and conducting sinister experiments upon them. Vornoff, for some odd reason, is determined to create a race of super giants with incredible strength. We're never really sure exactly WHY he wants to do this, but one can only assume that, if one possesses an army of super strong giants, one could take over the world and rule it and stuff. That seems to be the goal of every other mad scientist in the unruled world, anyway. Into this diabolical plan stumbles loudmouthed newsgirl Loretta King, who is determined to get the story on the Lake Marsh Monster. Whether the title of "Lake Marsh Monster" refers to the octopus, Tor Johnson as the fumbling Lobo or Bela's drug problem, we're never sure. Take your pick. Anyway, Loretta is kept under constant hypnosis by Bela's eyebags and is slated to become The Bride of the Monster! By this point, we're all quite ready to see the annoying Loretta fried to a crisp, but unfortunately, her wimpy boyfriend shows up to save her. The stunning climax is packed full of raging Lobo's, rolling boulders, lightening bolts, gunfire and death by octopus!

The story doesn't make much sense, but were you really expecting it to when you saw Ed Wood's name listed under the title of director? Still and all, it's certainly Wood's most coherent effort and can be entertaining for those of us who stop to look at road accidents.

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