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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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See a female colossus... her mountainous torso, skyscraper limbs, giant desires! See more »

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19 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman  »

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Budget:

$88,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$480,000 (USA)
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This film was made right after the success of Sputnik. The alien spacecraft is called a "satellite" because the writer thought that meant any spherical shaped spacecraft. See more »

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Every time that the alien ship is shown, it always appears to be transparent. See more »

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Nancy Archer: I know where my husband is! He's with that woman!
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Truly a cult classic
11 February 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love this movie, regardless of all of the campy errors and mistakes, i can watch this over and over again. Allison Hayes delivers some of the most incredible picture stills. When she is breaking out from the roof of her house, her beauty mark just says hey. Her face as she is looking through the window at the hotel, and even when she is walking behind the electricity tower before getting shot down are just gorgeous.

So it was campy, it's the 50's, technology was not as advanced as today but to re-make this movie with Darryl Hannah was a mistake.

This "Cult Classic" should be put on DVD (hint, hint) and digitally enhanced, try to fix the mistakes, if possible and re-issue this movie. Trust me it has a following, also the main score gives the movie the scary touch.I heard the score in another sci-fi movie, recognized it immediately but the effect was not the same.

Someone mentioned the poster, which i have and i had it matted; it looks incredible and its a conversation piece.

Someone put this on DVD! Allison Hayes and this Movie Rocks!


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