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Bride of the Monster
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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 »
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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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One of Wood's most underrated movies. 'Bride Of The Monster' isn't anywhere near as bad as many claim and Lugosi is terrific! See more (87 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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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:
Bela Lugosi reportedly earned $1000 for appearing in the film.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Craig is sinking in quicksand he shoots eight shots from his six-shot revolver.See more »
Quotes:
Lt. Dick Craig:This swamp is a monument to death. Snakes, alligators, quicksand... all bent on one thing: destruction.See more »
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43 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
One of Wood's most underrated movies. 'Bride Of The Monster' isn't anywhere near as bad as many claim and Lugosi is terrific!, 25 May 2004
Author: Infofreak from Perth, Australia

Ever since The Golden Turkey Awards chose Ed Wood as the world's worst director back in the 80s there have been a lot of people who automatically dismiss all Ed Wood movies as garbage. Even Tim Burton's terrific 'Ed Wood' has encouraged this. My opinion is that there are many, many worse directors out there, because at least Wood's movies were fun and entertaining, unlike many of those made by the likes of Roland Emmerich or Michael Bay, directors who are able to work with budgets a 1000 times bigger than Wood I might add! 'Bride Of The Monster' is one of Wood's most underrated movies. It was his second movie to star horror legend Bela Lugosi, but unlike the first, the truly mind blowing 'Glen Or Glenda', it isn't completely inept. True, some of the acting is terrible, especially the talentless leading lady Loretta King who is (I admit it) lousy, and Wood regular Paul Marco, who has a small supporting role as a cop. But, and this is a BIG but, Lugosi is terrific. Many fans regard this as his best performance. I wouldn't go that far but it's hard not to get choked up at Lugosi's immortal "I have no home" speech. 'Bride Of The Monster' is the first Wood film to feature the amazing Tor Johnson. He plays Lugosi's Tibetan servant/slave Lobo. All the scenes with Lobo are great fun to watch, especially when Lugosi whips him. Apart from Lugosi and Tor this movie is best remembered for the rubber octopus monster. Of course it's a hoot, but the rest of the picture isn't anywhere near as bad as many claim and is comparable to say 'The Devil Bat', which Lugosi starred in back in the 1940s. Both movies suffer from their minuscule budgets, but both are still worth watching to see Lugosi struggle for greatness. I recommend 'Bride Of The Monster' to all horror fans, especially those of Bela Lugosi.

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