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I Married a Monster from Outer Space

1958

Horror / Sci-Fi

6.3

Synopsis

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?

Director

Gene Fowler Jr.

Cast

Tom Tryon
as Bill Farrell
Gloria Talbott
as Marge Bradley Farrell
Peter Baldwin
as Officer Hank Swanson
Robert Ivers
as Harry Phillips
Chuck Wassil
as Ted Hanks
Valerie Allen
as Francine - Hooker

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tiger-moth N/A

Try to ignore the ludicrous title

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.

Reviewed by Bruce_Cook N/A

A movie with imagination and humor.

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.

Reviewed by Platypuschow 5 /10

I Married a Monster from Outer Space: Passable enough

This 1950's sci-fi horror immediatly looked like it would be seven shades of goofy. With a title and cover like that how could it possibly not be?

It tells the story of a woman who notices dramatic changes in her new husband and begins to have suspicions that he may not be himself anymore.

Less goofy than I immediatly thought it's essentially a tweeked Invasion of the Bodysnatchers (1956) but retains enough originality to have its own identity.

Fairly creepy in places and well paced it's a very competently made movie for its time though certainly would have benefitted from a bit of additional time.

For fans of that genre this is a perfectly passable piece of cinema but light on surprises.

The Good:

Well made for its time

Above par finale

The Bad:

Fairly flat in places

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

The creators were NOt animal lovers

Aliens are teetotal

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