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I Married a Monster from Outer Space -- 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 behavior begins to show up in other townspeople.

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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:
In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley... See more » | Full synopsis »
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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 »
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[first lines]
Woman in Bar:Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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22 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
It's Deeper Than You Think, 20 February 2004
Author: Ryan Ellis from Toronto, Canada

Another thinly veiled reference to the Communist witch hunt, 'I Married A Monster From Outer Space' is a movie with a cheesy title and a decent story. Aliens have come to Earth to impersonate American men while using a ray-gun on the women (they really don't like hookers). The flip here is that while they ARE taking over the bodies & lives of the men they capture, they're trying to live the way we do. Are they also trying to love? It's almost touching. Even though the classic paranoia sci-fi flick 'Invasion Of The Body Snatchers' is an obvious influence, the second half is where the two movies diverge. You can almost root for the body snatchers in 'I Married A Monster'.

The B cast never humiliate themselves, but none of them are particularly memorable either. Gene Fowler Jr. (longtime editor, sometime director) leads his actors through the paces in competent fashion. Tom Tryon and Gloria Talbott don't cause too many sparks, but they're not really supposed to. Along with the actual subversion of humanity, this is also an allegory for how newlyweds can quickly grow apart and---okay, I'll say it---alienated. And although this movie is classified as horror/sci-fi, the American Film Institute saw fit to nominate it for their list of 400 great American love stories.

Filled with subtext and double-meanings (as so many overlooked B movies are), the flick accomplishes more by saying less. The F/X are about as dated and obvious as such things get, but they weren't perfect in other '50s genre films either. You might laugh at 'I Married A Monster', but you could do much worse for 78 minutes. This can't be said for half the modern movies out there, but you SHOULD look closer at this one.

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