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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1958 (USA)
Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.

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Cast

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Bill Farrell
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Marge Bradley Farrell
Peter Baldwin ...
Officer Hank Swanson
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Harry Phillips
Chuck Wassil ...
Ted Hanks
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Francine - Hooker
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Mac Brody (as Ty Hungerford)
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Dr. Wayne
John Eldredge ...
Police Capt. H.B. Collins
Alan Dexter ...
Sam Benson
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Weldon
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Helen Rhodes
Jack Orrison ...
Officer Schultz
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Charles Mason
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Max Grady - Bartender
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Storyline

In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley. He is abducted by an alien that takes his shape and marries Marge on the next day. Marge feels something strange with Bill and one year later she realizes that he is a totally different man. One day, Marge follows Bill and he goes to the woods; she finds that he is an alien and sees his spacecraft. She tries to tell to Washington and to the FBI, but the aliens have dominated key people in town that do not allow any sort of communication with the exterior world. What is the intention of the alien invasion? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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October 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Casei Com um Monstro Espacial  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The dogs who attack the undisguised aliens near the end of the film were initially too scared to approach the costumed actors. The dogs were then acclimated to the presence of the suited actors - perhaps too well, for when the time came to shoot the scene of the dogs attacking the aliens, the dogs didn't attack the aliens, but jumped playfully around and on them instead. The dogs were then trained to go for the "breathing tubes" on the alien costumes. Apparently, the actors playing the aliens had to guide the dogs to attack the "breathing tubes." See more »

Goofs

The plot assumes that men who have recently had children have to be human, but they may have been possessed after the conception. See more »

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[first lines]
Woman in Bar: Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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Better Than Average 50's Sci-Fi Flick
10 February 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California) – See all my reviews

This has to definitely be one of the better science fiction films of the mid to late 1950's. The only thing that hurts this film is the lousy title. The thing that really impressed me about it is the fact that this film isn't a typical B-movie. In fact, this film gives you a very thought provoking story as well as what another person said, a kind of poignancy that you never would expect from this type of film. In fact, you pretty much feel that towards the end of the film that Marge is actually falling for the alien posing as her beloved Bill. Also, you pretty much feel sorry for the impostor at the end as he is beginning to experience the emotions that he never had, especially love. Unfortunately, the film is undone by its typically lousy 1950's B-movie title. However, once you look past the title and look at how good the story is, you will see that this film is a pretty decent film.


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