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The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock (1959)

Approved | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 6 August 1959 (USA)
In one of his rare performances without Bud Abbott, Lou Costello plays a rubbish collector and inventor. When radiation in a nearby cave turns his girlfriend into a giantess, antics ensure ... See full summary »

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In one of his rare performances without Bud Abbott, Lou Costello plays a rubbish collector and inventor. When radiation in a nearby cave turns his girlfriend into a giantess, antics ensure as he tries to shrink her using one of his inventions. Written by The West Virginian <vhdl40d@prodigy.com>

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This was Lou Costello's last film, and his only starring role without Bud Abbott. It wasn't released until about five months after Costello's death. See more »

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When Emmy Lou grabs the bag of eggs she knocks over the coffee pot but in the next shot the coffee pot is still standing. See more »

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Have you ever had a really big secret?
15 January 2013 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

It sounds as though "The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock" had kind of a bad reputation simply because Lou Costello was acting without Bud Abbott. Maybe so, but I think that the movie merits a lot of discussion about its era. The relationships between the sexes is obviously very dated. As it happens, one of the jokes centers around the fact that people weren't allowed to say pregnant on screen.

Basically, the movie is an innocuously silly send-up of all the sci-fi flicks about people becoming giants. And besides, how can you not like the sight of Dorothy Provine wearing a parachute and looking like a vestal virgin in a sword-and-sandal epic? It's not anything special, but if the point is to entertain, then it succeeds.

The sight of Dorothy Provine dressed like that is going to elate me for years to come.


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