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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 »
User Reviews:
Almost Poignant See more (86 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Conrad Brooks ... Suspect Outside Office (uncredited)

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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Aspect Ratio:
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:
Contrary to popular legend, Bela Lugosi cannot be seen fighting the rubber octopus in the sump (filmed in Griffith Park). Close examination of the scene reveals a stunt double doing battle. In fact, all the shots of Vornoff carrying Janet through the brush and moving down the hill, reveal a stunt double for Lugosi. Even the real close-ups of Lugosi during these sequences appear to have been shot on a stage with black backing.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Dick Craig goes to push the boulder toward Dr. Vornoff, the policeman who tripped and sprained his ankle is suddenly absent.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Eric Vornoff:Don't mind Lobo. He's as harmless as a kitten.See more »

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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Almost Poignant, 3 November 2000
Author: mmcclelland from Hollywood

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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