may well be one of the worst science-fiction films of all time, but that's not to say that it isn't thoroughly enjoyable. achieved screen immortality as Nancy Archer, the wealthy, dipsomaniac wife of shameless philanderer Harry Archer ( ). When she witnesses the crash landing of a alien spaceship -- whose occupant is a 30-foot giant, dressed in the manner of a medieval Frenchmen! -- Nancy goes to the local sheriff ( ) with her story, only to be laughed off as a drunken crank. Even the local TV anchorman makes cruel fun of Nancy on his nightly newscast. Meanwhile, hubby Harry is making whoopee at a roadhouse with his latest tootsie, Honey Parker ( ). Not long afterward, Nancy, who's been exposed to the radiation of the spaceship, begins to feel queasy. Within a few days, she has grown to the height of 50 feet and is lumbering around the countryside clad only in a gigantic towel, smashing houses and trees in search of her faithless husband ("HARRY-HARRY!!!") Hilarious in its ineptitude (the special effects are particularly shoddy), is impossible to dislike, which cannot be said of its slicker but less entertaining 1993 cable-TV remake (with in the title role).
Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) DVD
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Attack Of The 50 Foot Woman (1958)
Director:Nathan Juran (as Nathan Hertz)
Allison Hayes, William Hudson, Yvette Vickers