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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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Storyline

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 »

Filming Locations:

Frazier Park, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$18,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During filming, Shirley Kilpatrick's costume ripped, and since the film was done on a low budget and on a tight schedule she couldn't get a new one - this is why she walks backwards as she leaves a room. See more »

Goofs

During a scene near the end when Dick and Marylin are discussing the now deceased monster, a decorative plate hanging on the wall keeps appearing and disappearing as shots in the scene are intercut back and forth. 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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Warning!!!
6 December 2007 | by ferbs54See all my reviews

WARNING: "The Astounding She-Monster" is a movie for people with highly specialized tastes. It tells the story of a trio of kidnappers, their socialite victim, the geologist whose house they invade, AND a blond, radium-emitting alien in tight spandex who crash-lands her spacecraft near that same house. Potential viewers of this film must possess the following traits: They must love movies that are made on the supercheap, and that contain no outdoor synch dialogue; movies in which egregious day-for-night photography is used, worse than anything in "Plan 9," and in which non sequitur music that bears little relation to the story is standard. These viewers should also be OK with inept direction; the insertion of long, meaningless shots; offscreen narration that sounds as if it's being read by a hypnotized dodo; Grade Z acting by a six-person cast (well, maybe Robert Clarke gives a Grade D performance); and "special" effects that look as though they were filmed through a Vaseline-smeared camera lens. It also wouldn't hurt if potential viewers didn't mind scratchy-looking prints on their DVD, with abysmal sound that keeps dropping out, and with hardly an "extra" to be found. If the above seems to match your highly specialized tastes, then "The Astounding She-Monster" might be just the flick for you. Only don't say I didn't warn you!


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