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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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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

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woman in Bar: Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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Good sci-fi movie of the 50's.
5 April 2005 | by (Vanuatu) – See all my reviews

This movie was almost certainly inspired by the McCarthian communist "witch hunts" of the 1950's.The choice of title for this movie certainly does not do the film justice,which is probably why the film isn't thought of as being in the same league as"Invaders from Mars" and "Invasion of the Body Snatchers",another two films which develop the theme of this hidden "enemy within".Althougth, in my opinion, not as good as those films,it is still,nevertheless,worth adding to the collection of any sci-fi film fan. I do feel that this was one of Gloria Talbot's better film roles.The plot unfolds fairly evenly,with Tom Tyron body being taken over by an alien in the first few scenes.What gradually follows is the actual extent of the alien takeover and their intentions.This movie is available on DVD.


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