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The Woman Eater (1958)

Womaneater (original title)
A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Coulouris ...
Doctor Moran
Robert MacKenzie ...
Lewis Carling
Norman Claridge ...
Doctor Patterson
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Native Girl
Jimmy Vaughn ...
Tanga
Sara Leighton ...
Susan Curtis
Edward Higgins ...
Sergeant Bolton (as Edward Higgings)
Joyce Gregg ...
Mrs. Santor
Harry Ross ...
Bristow
Vera Day ...
Sally
Peter Wayn ...
Jack Venner
Alexander Field ...
Fair Attendant
Joy Webster ...
Judy
David Lawton ...
Man in Club
John A. Tinn ...
Lascar (as John Tinn)
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A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

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The Embrace of Death! See more »

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July 1959 (USA)  »

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Promotional material released by Columbia in the United States gave the title of this film as "The Woman Eater." The title on the film itself is simply "Womaneater." See more »

Quotes

Tanga, the native: You want masta? You come in.
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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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Rather clever, actually
11 October 1998 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Yes, it is a cheap Hammer Film done on a budget of nothing, but the story is quite clever and the film has a sassy style. There's one outrageous scene where a blonde secretary in a tight sweater is having her car worked on. The camera is looking over her shoulder at the mechanic under the dashboard. The cast, headed by George Couloris ("Citizen Kane") as a mad scientist, is outstanding, especially Vera Day as his wife. Note that the first victim is played by Marpessa Dawn, who was the star of the oscar-winning foreign film Black Orpheus.


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