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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)

Not Rated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | October 1958 (USA)
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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Is it possible? Is it true? Can humans mate with MONSTERS? See more »

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Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

October 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Casei Com um Monstro Espacial See more »

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Budget:

$175,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The scene at the beach gave movie audiences their first look at Ty Hardin's bare chest. See more »

Goofs

The plot assumes that men who have recently had children have to be human, but they may have been possessed after the conception. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Woman in Bar: Those guys ain't even giving us a hard look.
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A movie with imagination and humor.
2 March 2002 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

Often over-looked gem from the 1950s, in which Gloria Talbott plays a young bride who discovers that her husband is actually an alien impostor, a member of an advance force of alien invaders who are secretly replacing the male populations in Gloria's town.

The female population on the alien's home planet has been wiped out by solar radiation prior to a nova, so their race is dying out. Now the aliens hope to `alter' the bodies of the Earth women so they can produce alien children. The script by Louis Vittes does a good job of dealing with the most unsettling aspect of the plot; alien husbands doing things with their human wives that only HUMAN husbands are supposed to do.

Vittes also manages to weave some very sly humor into the story. When Gloria goes to the local doctor for help in battling the aliens, he quickly realizes that the only men in town who are verifiably human are the ones whose wives are pregnant. So we see him hurrying into the waiting room of the hospital's maternity ward to round up a pose' to battle the aliens! Funny.

The aliens are scary and well designed, and the ray gun effects by ace effects artist John P. Fulton are above average. Don't be fooled by the unfortunate title; this is a fine entry to the list of 1950s sci-fi films.


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