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The Wasp Woman -- A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side- effects.

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Writers:
Leo Gordon (screenplay)
Kinta Zertuche (story)
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Release Date:
30 October 1959 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Horror Of The Winged Menace ! See more »
Plot:
A cosmetics queen develops a youth formula from jelly taken from queen wasps. She fails to anticipate the typical hoary side- effects. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(29 articles)
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Dreaming to Become Youth Again See more (80 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Susan Cabot ... Janice Starlin

Anthony Eisley ... Bill Lane (as Fred Eisley)
Barboura Morris ... Mary Dennison
William Roerick ... Arthur Cooper
Michael Mark ... Eric Zinthrop
Frank Gerstle ... Les Hellman
Bruno VeSota ... Night Watchman (as Bruno Ve Sota)
Roy Gordon ... Paul Thompson
Carolyn Hughes ... Jean Carson
Lynn Cartwright ... Maureen Reardon
Frank Wolff ... First Delivery Man
Lani Mars ... Secretary
Philip Barry ... Second Delivery Man (as Phillip Barry)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Corman ... Mr. Barker (uncredited)

Roger Corman ... Doctor in the Hospital (uncredited)
Aron Kincaid ... Beekeeper (uncredited)

Directed by
Roger Corman 
Jack Hill (uncredited)
 
Writing credits
Leo Gordon (screenplay)

Kinta Zertuche (story)

Produced by
Roger Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Fred Katz 
 
Cinematography by
Harry Neumann (director of photography) (as Harry C. Newman)
 
Film Editing by
Carlo Lodato 
 
Art Direction by
Daniel Haller  (as Dan Haller)
 
Makeup Department
Grant Keate .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Jack Bohrer .... production manager
Paul Rapp .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Karl Brainard .... property master (as Carl Brainard)
 
Sound Department
Philip Mitchell .... sound (as Philip N. Mitchell)
 
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73 min
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Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:14 (Nova Scotia) (DVD rating) | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) (original rating) | Canada:G (Quebec) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2004) | USA:Not Rated (DVD Rating) | USA:Not Rated (Digital Streaming) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #19232)

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DIRECTOR CAMEO [Roger Corman]: Doctor in the Hospital.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When The Wasp Woman attacks Cooper, the sleeve of her black sweater rolls up revealing the rubber monster glove only goes a few inches beyond the actor's wrist.See more »
Quotes:
First Delivery Man:Hi, pretty puss. You know where, um, Miss Starlin's office is?
Maureen Reardon:[Aloof] Suite number one.
First Delivery Man:La-di-dah, the Duchess of Flatbush, herself.
Maureen Reardon:[Pure New York] How'd you like to have this phone wrapped around your ear? Wise guy.
First Delivery Man:That's more like it, sister.
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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Dreaming to Become Youth Again, 27 May 2006
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The founder and owner of a cosmetic factory, Janice Starlin (Susan Cabot), is concerned with the dropping sale results of her company. The scientist Eric Zinthrop (Michael Mark) offers to her his research with wasp enzymes that makes animals younger, and she immediately accepts to hire him, provided she becomes his human subject. She decides by her own to accelerate the treatment injecting additional serum trying to see earlier results, becoming the lethal "Wasp Woman".

When I saw this B (or Z?) movie available on a double-feature DVD with "Attack of the Giant Leeches", I did not resist and I bought it. This trash low-budget camp movie is a typical product (or sub-product) with the trademark "Roger Corman", but I enjoyed my childhood with many similar movies on TV. The story is silly, the acting is reasonable, the effects are ridiculously cheap and fumy, but I found "The Wasp Woman" an authentic cult-movie. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "A Mulher Vespa" ("The Wasp Woman")

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