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The Woman Eater (1958)
"Womaneater" (original title)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  July 1959 (USA)
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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Coulouris ...
Dr. James Moran
Vera Day ...
Sally Norton
Peter Wayn ...
Jack Venner
Joyce Gregg ...
Mrs. Margaret Santor
Joy Webster ...
Judy, girl at club
Jimmy Vaughn ...
Tanga, the native
Robert MacKenzie ...
Lewis Carling
Norman Claridge ...
Doctor Patterson
Marpessa Dawn ...
Native Girl
Sara Leighton ...
Susan Curtis, the redheaded victim
Edward Higgins ...
Sergeant Bolton (as Edward Higgings)
Harry Ross ...
Bristow - Carnival Owner
Alexander Field ...
Fair Attendant - Sharpshooting Booth Attendant
David Lawton ...
Man in Club with Judy
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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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 »

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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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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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