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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 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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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 »

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Mrs. Margaret Santor: There was a time when you trusted me.
Dr. James Moran: My dear Margaret, I have never trusted you or any other woman with anything I didn't want anyone else to know.
Mrs. Margaret Santor: There's evil all round me. It's here tonight! I can feel it!!
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Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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Now we have a flesh eating tree
3 October 2005 | by (Derby, England) – See all my reviews

The 1950's produced almost everything in sci-fi/horror and The Womaneater is the one about the flesh eating tree. I quite liked this.

A mad scientist brings a flesh eating tree back from the Amazon that the natives used out there. This tree only eats women and he has to look round the local area for these. After it has eaten its "meal", the scientist then gets a serum and uses it to resurrect the dead. He employs a native to help him. The victims includes his housekeeper/lover and nearly her replacement too. The tree is burned at the end.

The cast includes Gorge Coulouris (Citizen Kane), Vera Day (Quatermass 2) and Robert MacKenzie (Feind Without a Face). With Jimmy Vaughn as the Native assistant.

If you wish to see another movie about a killer tree, take a look at From Hell It Came.

The Womaneater is a must see for all 1950's sci-fi fans. Great fun.

Rating: 3 stars out of 5.


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