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The Woman Eater (1958)

Womaneater (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | July 1959 (USA)
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:
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Doctor Moran
Robert MacKenzie ...
Lewis Carling (as Robert Mackenzie)
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
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Sally
Peter Forbes-Robertson ...
Jack Venner (as Peter Wayn)
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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No Beautiful Woman is Safe! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Film debut (and only English-language film) of Marpessa Dawn. See more »

Quotes

Dr. James Moran: Give me a whisky, please.
Waiter at a bar: Are you a member, Sir?
Dr. James Moran: Don't be silly, give me a whisky.
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Referenced in Talkies: Vera Day Presents... Her Life in Film (2016) See more »

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50s B monster movie fun stuff.
13 January 2005 | by (Mansfield, CT USA) – See all my reviews

You really have to be a 50s B movie sci-fi/horror aficionado to fully appreciate this movie. The plot is poor, and the scenes a bit choppy. The horror in this movie is nothing in comparison to the movies of today. You won't see any blood or gore here. The monster is an odd looking plant that shakes it's limbs a lot. You don't actually see it devouring it's prey. This absurd looking creature is great. It's one of the funniest looking things that ever attempted to scare a movie audience. The terror of the 50s has mellowed a bit over the years. Its not so scary anymore but still holds it's own when pitted against other similar movies. It probably did it's job of scaring people well in it's own day. There are also a couple scenes that were supposed to be sexually suggestive and a bit racy back then but by today's standards it's pretty tame stuff. I was really surprised with "Womaneater". Although somewhat dated, it's still an entertaining movie. You have to remember that this is the 50s. This film is a classic example of that genre in the British style, which in this case, is almost undistinguishable from the American films. Some of the scenes will bring an unintentional smile to your face. Intended shock may produce a laugh. This is fun stuff. Lighten up, relax and enjoy the film. I think "Womaneater is very under rated and should be right up there with some of the other better known B monster movies of the 1950s. If 50s B monster movies are your thing, take a look at "Womaneater". You won't regret it.


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