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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  19 May 1958 (USA)
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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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Nancy Archer is a rich socialite who is unhappily married to husband Harry who left her once but came back to her when he needed money. It hasn't stopped him from continuing his affair with Honey Parker and Nancy knows it. After a confrontation at a local bar, Nancy takes off in her car and has an encounter with a large sphere on the road. There have been rumors of UFOs in the area but no one will believe her. After a second encounter, Nancy grows to an amazing size. More than enough to get her revenge. Written by garykmcd

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A titanic beauty spreads a macabre wave of horror! A terrifying masterpiece of shock and chills! See more »

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19 May 1958 (USA)  »

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Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman  »

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Budget:

$88,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$480,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Director Nathan Juran insisted on being billed as "Nathan Hertz" (Hertz was Juran's middle name), apparently because he was embarrassed by this film's low budget and poor quality. See more »

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Some shots of the giant alien in the desert were not matted but simply superimposed so that portions of the alien are almost transparent with the background showing through. See more »

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Dr. Heinrich Von Loeb: How long will the morphine be effective?
Dr. Isaac Cushing: No telling with the size of her body.
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Surprisingly entertaining
18 June 2001 | by (Aber, Wales) – See all my reviews

This is a fair movie, good for one-off viewing. The plot itself is fairly well worked for a picture of this kind which is a pleasent surprise as is the acting, which although a little hammy, is better than normal for these types of flick.

The 'special effects' are hilarious - a translucent giant and a blatantly polystyrene/papier mache hand wobbling unconvincingly on a bit of wire.

Definitely to watch once for kitsch entertainment value.

5/10.


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