Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

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When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.


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William Hudson ...
Roy Gordon ...
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George Douglas ...
Sheriff Dubbitt
Ken Terrell ...
Jess Stout
Otto Waldis ...
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Eileen Stevens ...
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Michael Ross ...
Tony the Bartender / Space Giant (as Mike Ross)
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Deputy Charlie


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Release Date:

19 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman  »

Box Office


$88,000 (estimated)


$480,000 (USA)

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They destroyed a 52'ish GM woody wagon instead of the '58 Plymouth wagon. That woody wagon would be actually worth 10 times the value of the Plymouth in the 2015 market. See more »


Although the alien is a giant, when the sheriff and Jess go into the "satellite" (the alien spacecraft), the passageways and interiors are for human-sized inhabitants. See more »


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The Trouble With Harry

What happens when a wealthy woman meets a giant opaque alien and his satellite in the desert. Why she ends up becoming a 50 foot woman bent on fixing her marriage with her adulterous husband! Great 50's hokum here! Lovely Allison Hayes plays a woman who has recently been checked out of a sanitorium and has major drinking/marriage problems. Her husband Harry is the scum of the earth as he flirts(and beyond) with beautiful Honey(Vickers). Both of them want Allison's money, all 50 million of it. The story is pretty ambiguous, and we really never do know just who or what that alien was all about. The best part is seeing just how low and sleazy Harry is, so we can wait to see him get his. The acting is pretty good, nothing great. The direction by Nathan Juran is adequate(nothing like what you would see in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad!). The special effects are fairly standard as we really never see Allison Hayes as a fully-materialized giant. She always seems to be a bit transparent for some reason except when we see her giant hand. Hayes looks great as a giant though in her skimpy shorts and bikini top, giving at least two great reasons to see the film...or is that three? Great 50's sci-fi fun!

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