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Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 18 May 1958 (USA)
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When an abused socialite grows to giant size because of an alien encounter and an aborted murder attempt, she goes after her cheating husband with revenge on her mind.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Nancy Fowler Archer
... Harry Archer
... Honey Parker
Roy Gordon ... Dr. Isaac Cushing
George Douglas ... Sheriff Dubbitt
... Jess Stout
... Dr. Heinrich Von Loeb
Eileen Stevens ... Nurse (as Eileene Stevens)
Michael Ross ... Tony the Bartender / Space Giant (as Mike Ross)
Frank Chase ... Deputy Charlie
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Storyline

Nancy Archer is a rich socialite who is unhappily married to husband Harry who left her once but came back to her when he needed money. It hasn't stopped him from continuing his affair with Honey Parker and Nancy knows it. After a confrontation at a local bar, Nancy takes off in her car and has an encounter with a large sphere on the road. There have been rumors of UFOs in the area but no one will believe her. After a second encounter, Nancy grows to an amazing size. More than enough to get her revenge. Written by garykmcd

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A titanic beauty spreads a macabre wave of horror! A terrifying masterpiece of shock and chills! See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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18 May 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman  »

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Budget:

$88,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$480,000
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1.85 : 1
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Shooting was completed in only eight days. See more »

Goofs

~ 40 minutes in, Harry is filling a large (~30 CC) syringe in an attempt to kill his wife but after, he & the nurse are shocked to see she has become a giant, he is only holding a small (~ 1 CC) syringe. See more »

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Hooray for "B" Movies!!
21 November 2001 | by See all my reviews

You have got to love this outlandish movie. Allison Hayes is really over the top (in more ways than one) as she goes after Harry who is out cavorting with Yvette Vickers in the local bar. The special effects are the usual 1950's superimposed see through images that you've come to love in cheesy movies (see the Amazing Colossal Man). The foam rubber hand that crushes the life out of Harry is really bad...it just kind of flops around, flaccid and dead looking but it does the trick....I hope Harry isn't latex intolerant! This is a lot of fun and is one of the gems of the genre. If you hear someone calling "Harry, Harry", run for your life...the foam rubber hand is after you!


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