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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 | alcohol | suspicion | See more »

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Shuddery things from beyond the stars, here to breed with human women! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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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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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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Remade as I Married a Monster (1998) See more »

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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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