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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

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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
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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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No Beautiful Woman is Safe! See more »

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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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Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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British skid row B-movie
19 December 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

WOMANEATER is a film that has much in common with the American-made B-flick FROM HELL IT CAME, as both movies are about carnivorous trees that demand sacrificial human victims. However, this is by far the worse movie, as it's just too cheap and stodgy to entertain. Scenes of the tree attacking people only occur a couple of times during the film, and for the most part it's talky and dull.

It's certainly of interest to British horror aficionados, as I enjoyed the colonial background of the tale which has some stylistic similarity to THE REPTILE and THE GHOUL; malign foreign influences corrupt otherwise decent British folk and lead them to murder and madness. It's a shame, then, that the execution is so lacklustre and the horror moments so limited.

Still, B-movie freaks might still enjoy this one, and it's not all bad. B-movie king Charles Saunders contributes brisk and efficient direction, although he can't disguise the problems with the script. George Coulouris (CITIZEN KANE) is fine in one of those down-on-his-luck-famous-actor-makes-a-B-movie type roles. Vera Day is the very definition of the blonde and buxom '50s starlet. But for WOMANEATER to really shine, I needed more cheese, more dodgy effects, and simply more action, as that way it would have been more fun overall.


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