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The Woman Eater (1958)

Womaneater (original title)
Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | July 1959 (USA)
A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

Director:

Charles Saunders

Writers:

Brandon Fleming (original story), Brandon Fleming (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George Coulouris ... Doctor Moran
Vera Day ... Sally
Peter Forbes-Robertson Peter Forbes-Robertson ... Jack Venner (as Peter Wayn)
Joyce Gregg Joyce Gregg ... Mrs. Santor
Joy Webster ... Judy
Jimmy Vaughn Jimmy Vaughn ... Tanga
Robert MacKenzie Robert MacKenzie ... Lewis Carling (as Robert Mackenzie)
Norman Claridge Norman Claridge ... Doctor Patterson
Marpessa Dawn ... Native Girl
Sara Leighton Sara Leighton ... Susan Curtis
Edward Higgins Edward Higgins ... Sergeant Bolton (as Edward Higgings)
Harry Ross Harry Ross ... Bristow
Alexander Field Alexander Field ... Fair Attendant
David Lawton David Lawton ... Man In Club
John A. Tinn John A. Tinn ... Lascar (as John Tinn)
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A mad scientist captures women and feeds them to a flesh-eating tree, which in turn gives him a serum that helps bring the dead back to life.

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Taglines:

The Embrace of Death! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Woman Eater See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Film debut (and only English-language film) of Marpessa Dawn. See more »

Quotes

Dr. James Moran: Give me a whisky, please.
Waiter at a bar: Are you a member, Sir?
Dr. James Moran: Don't be silly, give me a whisky.
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Connections

Featured in 42nd Street Forever, Volume 2: The Deuce (2006) See more »

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Rather clever, actually
11 October 1998 | by Sees AllSee all my reviews

Yes, it is a cheap Hammer Film done on a budget of nothing, but the story is quite clever and the film has a sassy style. There's one outrageous scene where a blonde secretary in a tight sweater is having her car worked on. The camera is looking over her shoulder at the mechanic under the dashboard. The cast, headed by George Couloris ("Citizen Kane") as a mad scientist, is outstanding, especially Vera Day as his wife. Note that the first victim is played by Marpessa Dawn, who was the star of the oscar-winning foreign film Black Orpheus.


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