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The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi  |  1957 (USA)
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A scientist and a gang that has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.

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A pair of crooks (Kenne Duncan and Jeanne Tatum) take over the country house of a geologist (Robert Clarke) and his trusty dog. They have kidnapped an heiress (Marilyn Harvey) where they plan to hold her until the ransom is collected. Soon they hear an explosion in the woods nearby that turns out to be a spaceship containing a sexy blonde alien with a skintight metallic suit, high heels, lipstick, and incredible eyebrows (Shirley Kilpatrick). Don't let her touch you in any way! The plot is advanced by an off-screen narrator. Written by alfiehitchie

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A creature from beyond the stars. EVIL... BEAUTIFUL... DEADLY...!

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Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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$18,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

In addition to his $500 salary, star Robert Clarke received a 4% producer's profit which amounted to approximately $2000. See more »

Goofs

During a scene near the end when Dick and Marylin are discussing the now deceased monster, a decorative plate hanging on the wall keeps appearing and disappearing as shots in the scene are intercut back and forth. See more »

Quotes

Nat Burdell: The way you keep puttin' your foot in your kisser, it's a wonder you don't get athlete's mouth!
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Remade as Alienator (1990) See more »

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Iridescent outer-space stripper in existentialist film noir
19 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Gangster: "Shut up, you lousy drunk!" Floozy: "I prefer to be referred to as an alcoholic!" If you view this as a sci-fi movie, it doesn't rate. As existentialist film noir, it's off the scale. Two aging gangsters and their gin-soaked moll kidnap a Beverly Hills socialite who looks like the cadaverous victim of a 1930's vampire movie. Through a series of misadventures, they end up in a remote geologist's cabin being stalked by an iridescent stripper from outer space. Every time the alien enters the cabin, they run outside and get in the jeep. Then she corners them on the road and they run into the woods. Then she finds them in the woods and they go back into the cabin. This sequence is repeated three or four times as characters are killed one by one. Imagine "Ten Little Indians" if it had been written by Sartre instead of Agatha Christie. The socialite gets lines like, "But, Dick, isn't radium in solid form a metal?" and my favorite, "I had no idea that a geologist used so many acids in his work." The hyper dramatic voice-over for several long sequences reinforces the idea that the plot for the film was actually developed in post-production. But then, existentialist film noir should be improv, shouldn't it?


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