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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.

Director:

Nathan Juran (as Nathan Hertz)

Writer:

Mark Hanna
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Allison Hayes ... Nancy Fowler Archer
William Hudson ... Harry Archer
Yvette Vickers ... Honey Parker
Roy Gordon Roy Gordon ... Dr. Isaac Cushing
George Douglas George Douglas ... Sheriff Dubbitt
Ken Terrell ... Jess Stout
Otto Waldis ... Dr. Heinrich Von Loeb
Eileen Stevens Eileen Stevens ... Nurse (as Eileene Stevens)
Michael Ross ... Tony the Bartender / Space Giant (as Mike Ross)
Frank Chase 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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See a female colossus... her mountainous torso, skyscraper limbs, giant desires! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

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Generally regarded as one of the worst sci-fi films ever made, though conversely it's also regarded as one of the more enjoyable examples from the "So Bad It's Good" genre. See more »

Goofs

During the fight scene between Jess and Harry, the bar has a bottle on it. When the whole bar gets knocked over, the bottle is upright perfectly on the carpet before Harry picks it up and knocks out Jess with it. See more »

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KRKR-TV Commentator: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. This is KRKR-TV. And now for the latest news. Early tonight the Captain of a Swedish ice-breaker in the Barents Sea, reported seeing a strange red fireball come out of the sky. Says the Captain, "It hovered above my ship for about a minute and then headed south by southwest." Unquote. Radio Cairo reports a herd of camels stampeded by a comet-like object, streaking southwest across the Sahara. And in Capetown, Africa, a Boer, no doubt, reports a ...
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Alternate Versions

This was one of a group of films for which Allied Artists prepared a special version for 16mm television syndication prints. The film would open with an introductory crawl followed by a scene from the movie and then the main title/credits. See more »

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Hooray for "B" Movies!!
21 November 2001 | by Bucs1960See 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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 May 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman See more »

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Budget:

$88,000 (estimated)
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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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