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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1958 (USA)
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Aliens arrive on Earth to possess the bodies of humans. One of their first victims is a young man, whose new wife soon realizes something is wrong with him.

Director:

Gene Fowler Jr.

Writer:

Louis Vittes
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tom Tryon ... Bill Farrell
Gloria Talbott ... Marge Bradley Farrell
Peter Baldwin ... Officer Hank Swanson
Robert Ivers ... Harry Phillips
Chuck Wassil Chuck Wassil ... Ted Hanks
Valerie Allen ... Francine - Hooker
Ty Hardin ... Mac Brody (as Ty Hungerford)
Ken Lynch ... Dr. Wayne
John Eldredge ... Police Capt. H.B. Collins
Alan Dexter ... Sam Benson
James Anderson ... Weldon
Jean Carson ... Helen Rhodes
Jack Orrison Jack Orrison ... Officer Schultz
Steve London ... Charles Mason
Maxie Rosenbloom ... Max Grady - Bartender
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Storyline

In Norrisville, Bill Farrell leaves his bachelor party on the eve of his marriage with Marge Bradley. He is abducted by an alien that takes his shape and marries Marge on the next day. Marge feels something strange with Bill and one year later she realizes that he is a totally different man. One day, Marge follows Bill and he goes to the woods; she finds that he is an alien and sees his spacecraft. She tries to tell to Washington and to the FBI, but the aliens have dominated key people in town that do not allow any sort of communication with the exterior world. What is the intention of the alien invasion? Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The bride wore terror! See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Near the end of the film, the aliens' hand weapon looks remarkably like the one the Klingons used on the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), with a shorter barrel. See more »

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As Marge leaves Captain Collins' office after her second plea for help, the shadow of dollying camera equipment is visible on the wall and floor. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woman in Bar: Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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Connections

Referenced in Taken: God's Equation (2002) See more »

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Try to ignore the ludicrous title
25 March 2004 | by tiger-mothSee all my reviews

Despite the dreadful title, this is a well made, thought provoking Sci-fi film. A young bride discovers that her husband is not the man she fell in love with, but a hideous alien in a specially constructed shell. The thought provoking part, is the ambiguous character of the aliens. At first you are convinced that these ugly creatures are on earth for evil intent. as the film progresses, you are aware of their desperation to survive, even if they have to kill to do it. In one excellent scene, a hooded alien stares longingly at a doll in a shop window, and then ruthlessly kills one of the locals without a second thought. this stimulates both compassion and revulsion. Both Gloria Talbott and Tom Tryon as the leading actors, give good understated performances, and in the final scene, Tryons' alien becomes a terribly pathetic creature whose only desire was to see the continuation of his race. Are the aliens good or evil? the jury is still out.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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