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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 » | Full synopsis »
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'Well, The Least You Can Do Is Get Me Liquored Up' 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)

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)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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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 »
Goofs:
Boom mic visible: 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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Referenced in Van Helsing (2004)See more »

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19 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
'Well, The Least You Can Do Is Get Me Liquored Up', 5 May 2008
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

With a title this corny, I was expecting a lot of laughs, a fun B-movie with Ed Wood-style film-making. Well, I got them, but that mostly in the beginning. The bulk of the film is quite serious and holds up pretty well, even today.

The best lines, in the opening segments, come from "Marge" (Gloria Talbott), the one I quoted for the subject head. She said that on her wedding night at the restaurant, since her new husband seemed to be ignoring her. You see, her hubby had already been taken over by an extra-terrestrial being the night before. He just wasn't himself after that.....but who knew? Unfortunately, nobody for quite awhile in this story, which made life rough for poor "Marge Ferrell."

The lines in this film weren't just corny. Some of them were downright funny. At the guy's bachelor party, which began the show, the men had some humorous lines about marriage and freedom, and later in the show there are a couple of funny scenes. Later one of Marge friends acts goofy and remarks, "I just love to rehearse for weddings, especially when they are my own!" However, the story begins to get serious after the first 10-15 minutes and gets more and more so after Marge follows her husband one night and sees her odd-acting husband is not the man she thought she married. Laser beams and a spaceship will do that to you! From that point, it becomes a very familiar story for fans of sci-fi: something we've seen in a lot of films the past 50 years - aliens transform into humans and one that hasn't gets burned by family and friends she trusts because she doesn't realize they, too, have also turned into aliens.

In other words, this has a lot of "Invasion Of The Body Snatchers" type of paranoia story, just without the pods. "Invasion" was released two years earlier than this in 1956. Hollywood, lacking imaginative writers the past few decades, continues to make films with the same storyline as you see here., but this one can be excused because it was still fairly early in the genre.

Thanks to the actors here, and a few different twists, the movie keeps your attention. The only frustration is to see a person telling the truth and not being believed. Talbott, to me, was a familiar face because she acted in many television shows in the 1960s while Tyron, who got some hype for starring in "The Cardinal," a big-name film that bombed at the box office, wound up being a better writer than an actor. But when it comes to '50s sci-fi films, great acting isn't a requirement anyway, and most of us don't watch it for that.

Overall, this is pretty good, nothing super but certainly worth a look now that there is a good DVD transfer of it available. Yes, it is far better than the stupid title but still: don't take it too seriously - just have fun with it.

Note: the police captain was played by John Eldredge, a regular guest on "The Adventures Of Superman," in which he almost always played a villain. Also ex-boxer Maxie Rosenbloom is his normal entertaining self in here, playing, as usual, a bartender.

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