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Writer:
Louis Vittes (written by)
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Release Date:
October 1958 (USA) See more »
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The bride wore terror! See more »
Plot:
Aliens from Outer Space are slowly switching places with real humans -- one of the first being a young man about to get married... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Try to ignore the ludicrous title See more (47 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Tom Tryon ... Bill Farrell
Gloria Talbott ... Marge Bradley Farrell
Peter Baldwin ... Officer Hank Swanson
Robert Ivers ... Harry Phillips
Chuck Wassil ... Ted Hanks
Valerie Allen ... Francine - Hooker

Ty Hardin ... Mac Brody (as Ty Hungerford)

Ken Lynch ... Dr. Wayne
John Eldredge ... Police Capt. H.B. Collins
Alan Dexter ... Sam Benson
James Anderson ... Weldon
Jean Carson ... Helen Rhodes
Jack Orrison ... Officer Schultz

Steve London ... Charles Mason
Max 'Slapsie Maxie' Rosenbloom ... Max Grady - Bartender (as Maxie Rosenbloom)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tony Di Milo ... Mr. Potter - Western Union Clerk (uncredited)
Darlene Fields ... Caroline Hanks (uncredited)
Bess Flowers ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Charles Gemora ... Alien (uncredited)
Helen Jay ... Second Girl (uncredited)
Arthur Lovejoy ... Minister (uncredited)
Ralph Manza ... Ralph the Waiter (uncredited)
Harold Miller ... Wedding Guest (uncredited)
Sherry Staiger ... First Girl (uncredited)
Mary Treen ... Mother Bradley (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gene Fowler Jr. 
 
Writing credits
Louis Vittes (written by)

Produced by
Gene Fowler Jr. .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Haskell B. Boggs (director of photography) (as Haskell Boggs)
 
Film Editing by
George Tomasini 
 
Casting by
Bert McKay (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Hal Pereira 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert R. Benton  (as Robert Benton)
Sam Comer 
 
Makeup Department
Nellie Manley .... hair style supervisor
Wally Westmore .... makeup supervisor
Dean Cole .... hairdresser (uncredited)
Charles Gemora .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Frank Caffey .... production manager (uncredited)
Curtis Mick .... assistant production manager (uncredited)
Don Robb .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Mull .... assistant director
Bud Brill .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Carl Coleman .... props (uncredited)
Jim Cottrell .... props (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Charles Grenzbach .... sound recordist
Philip Wisdom .... sound recordist (as Phil Wisdom)
Jim Miller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Bob Simpson .... sound boom (uncredited)
Ted Wasserman .... sound cableman (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
John P. Fulton .... special photographic effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Howard Kelly .... gaffer (uncredited)
Kenneth Meade .... camera operator (uncredited)
Glen E. Richardson .... still photographer (uncredited)
Joe Schuster .... best boy (uncredited)
Mike Semenario .... grip (uncredited)
Darrell Turnmire .... company grip (uncredited)
Paul Weddell .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Olive Long .... secretary: casting director (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Hazel Hegarty .... costumes: women (uncredited)
John Noble .... costumes: men (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Daniele Amfitheatrof .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hugo Friedhofer .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Franz Waxman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Victor Young .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bill Cunningham .... publicist (uncredited)
Al Peterson .... craft service (uncredited)
Dorothy Yutzi .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
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78 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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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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Plot holes: 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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Woman in Bar:Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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23 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
Try to ignore the ludicrous title, 25 March 2004
Author: tiger-moth from Crawley England

Despite the dreadful title, this is a well made, thought provoking Sci-fi film. A young bride discovers that her husband is not the man she fell in love with, but a hideous alien in a specially constructed shell. The thought provoking part, is the ambiguous character of the aliens. At first you are convinced that these ugly creatures are on earth for evil intent. as the film progresses, you are aware of their desperation to survive, even if they have to kill to do it. In one excellent scene, a hooded alien stares longingly at a doll in a shop window, and then ruthlessly kills one of the locals without a second thought. this stimulates both compassion and revulsion. Both Gloria Talbott and Tom Tryon as the leading actors, give good understated performances, and in the final scene, Tryons' alien becomes a terribly pathetic creature whose only desire was to see the continuation of his race. Are the aliens good or evil? the jury is still out.

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