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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | | 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.


(as Nathan Hertz)





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Complete credited cast:
Roy Gordon ...
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George Douglas ...
Sheriff Dubbitt
Ken Terrell ...
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Dr. Heinrich Von Loeb
Eileen Stevens ...
Nurse (as Eileene Stevens)
Michael Ross ...
Tony the Bartender / Space Giant (as Mike Ross)
Frank Chase ...
Deputy Charlie


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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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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1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Several years after this film was made, the Woolner Brothers planned to do a bigger-budget sequel that would be shot in CinemaScope and color. A final script was written and printed, but the film never went into production. See more »


When Nancy is lying on the ground dead, one of her eyelids moves. See more »


Harry Archer: [having driven his wife in search of a flying saucer and alien giant] There's nothing out there, just emptiness.
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Referenced in 976-Lars (2005) See more »

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8 October 1999 | by (Auburn, Me) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly this late 50's Sci-Fi feature isn't all that bad. Decent acting and filming make it one of those Black and White science fiction numbers that's entertaining and fun to watch. The last line in this motion picture is an underrated classic among closing lines. Superior to the 90 something remake.

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