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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  October 1958 (USA)
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Bill Farrell
Gloria Talbott ...
Marge Bradley Farrell
Peter Baldwin ...
Officer Hank Swanson
Robert Ivers ...
Harry Phillips
Chuck Wassil ...
Ted Hanks
Valerie Allen ...
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
James Anderson ...
Weldon
Jean Carson ...
Helen Rhodes
Jack Orrison ...
Officer Schultz
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Charles Mason
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ...
Max Grady - Bartender (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
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Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married. Slowly, his new wife realizes something is wrong, and her suspicions are confirmed when her husband's odd behaviour begins to show up in other townspeople. Written by Randy Wheeless <crwheele@dpcmail.dukepower.com>

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alien | planet | marriage | suspicion | alcohol | See more »

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The bride wore terror! See more »

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October 1958 (USA)  »

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Casei-me com um Monstro  »

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$175,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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After the newlyweds depart the church, they are driving down a country road. Just as they are about to pass a mysterious alien figure, the shadow of a boom mic can be briefly seen on the road as the camera traverses with the motion of the vehicle. 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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A movie with imagination and humor.
2 March 2002 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

Often over-looked gem from the 1950s, in which Gloria Talbott plays a young bride who discovers that her husband is actually an alien impostor, a member of an advance force of alien invaders who are secretly replacing the male populations in Gloria's town.

The female population on the alien's home planet has been wiped out by solar radiation prior to a nova, so their race is dying out. Now the aliens hope to `alter' the bodies of the Earth women so they can produce alien children. The script by Louis Vittes does a good job of dealing with the most unsettling aspect of the plot; alien husbands doing things with their human wives that only HUMAN husbands are supposed to do.

Vittes also manages to weave some very sly humor into the story. When Gloria goes to the local doctor for help in battling the aliens, he quickly realizes that the only men in town who are verifiably human are the ones whose wives are pregnant. So we see him hurrying into the waiting room of the hospital's maternity ward to round up a pose' to battle the aliens! Funny.

The aliens are scary and well designed, and the ray gun effects by ace effects artist John P. Fulton are above average. Don't be fooled by the unfortunate title; this is a fine entry to the list of 1950s sci-fi films.


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