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The Astounding She-Monster (1957)

Approved | | Crime, Horror, Sci-Fi | 1957 (USA)
A gang of crooks has kidnapped a rich heiress come up against a beautiful, but lethal alien who has crash-landed her spaceship on Earth.

Director:

Ronald V. Ashcroft (as Ronnie Ashcroft)

Writer:

Frank Hall (story and screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Robert Clarke ... Dick Cutler
Kenne Duncan ... Nat Burdell
Marilyn Harvey Marilyn Harvey ... Margaret Chaffee
Jeanne Tatum Jeanne Tatum ... Esther Malone
Shirley Kilpatrick Shirley Kilpatrick ... The She-Monster
Ewing Miles Brown Ewing Miles Brown ... Brad Conley (as Ewing Brown)
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Crooks take over the country house of a geologist after they have kidnapped an heiress where they plan to hold her until the ransom is collected. Soon, they hear an explosion in the woods nearby that turns out to be a spaceship containing a glowing blonde alien with a skintight metallic suit, high heels, lipstick, and incredible eyebrows. She kills with her touch, which contains radium poisoning. Written by lisakoffler1967@gmail.com

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A creature from beyond the stars. EVIL... BEAUTIFUL... DEADLY...!

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Crime | Horror | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Naked Invader See more »

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Budget:

$18,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Body count: 7 ( includes snake, dog, bear, and She-Monster) See more »

Goofs

When Dick (the geologist hero) rushes out of the shack clutching the flask containing acid bomb he has just made, the bottle in the exterior shot is a different shape to the one he has in his hand when he leaves (and in the next shot returns to) the interior. See more »

Quotes

Nat Burdell: The way you keep puttin' your foot in your kisser, it's a wonder you don't get athlete's mouth!
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Featured in Drive-in Movie Memories (2001) See more »

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Not exactly the scariest alien monster I've ever seen.
26 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

The Astounding She Monster isn't exactly the scariest alien monster I've ever seen. The monster consists of an attractive woman in a one piece skin tight costume that glows. In addition to the glow, she constantly goes in and out of focus to make her look more alien in appearance. This is another low budget movie from the 50s that isn't very good and isn't so bad that it falls under the category of "It's so bad it's good". It's a 62 minute film and that's about as long as it should be. If it were drawn out any longer, it could only get worse. I'm not sorry I watched it and I know I'll not forget the movie, but I am hard pressed to recommend it to anyone except those wanting to see a cheap, low budget 50s Sci-Fi movie. Actually there are plenty of people out there that want to see just that. To get a complete taste of 50s Sci-Fi genre movies, you should see a couple movies such as this. This is an example of what was out there at the theaters and drive ins. It's not a good classic movie but it sure isn't anywhere near the worst.


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