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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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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 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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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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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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Box Office

Budget:

$88,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$480,000
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Mono

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1.85 : 1
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The movie was shot in eight days for $89,000, which was $10,000 under budget. See more »

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~ 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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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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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Giants (1996) See more »

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Classic bad movie
5 July 2014 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Rich socialite Nancy Archer encounters an alien UFO with a giant while driving on a desolate road. Her husband Harry Archer is cheating on her with Honey Parker. None of the cops believe her but they still have to investigate because of her wealth and power. Some suggests that she should go back to the sanitarium. She drags Harry out to search for the UFO. The giant takes her while Harry gets away. He tries to run away with Honey but the sheriff is suspicious of the missing Nancy Archer. They find her and put her away into the sanitarium. There she grows to be a giant 50 foot woman.

This is more notable for the poster art and the amazingly cheesy title. There isn't anything quite like it. Others come close like 'Snakes on a Plane' or 'Sharknado' or 'Attack of the Killer Tomatoes', but this one has the best title of them all. As a movie, this is strictly B-movie horror material. The special effects are almost laughable from the terribly fake giant hands to the badly done optical effects of the giants. The acting is kind of interesting. These actors are trying so hard and taking it so seriously. Sometime they overact, but they never let the silliness of it all take over. It's safe to say that this is a classic bad movie.


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