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I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2016 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Published in Asimov's Science Fiction march 2016, won't be available in archives until 2017.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krel wrote:
IMAMFOS, the movie that shows you where to find REAL MEN...In the Maternity Ward. Also that a German Shepard's chompers are more powerful than a high-powered rifle bullet. NEVER mess with the relatives of Rin Tin Tin.

Indeed, yes! I applaud the imagination of the writers for thinking of the clever (and funny) scene in which the friendly town physician rushes into the maternity ward waiting room and rounds up a posse composed of genuine he-men American males!

And since a dog is a he-man's best friend, those German Shepherds gave them pesky alien's what fer! Shocked

By gum, I just noticed I've neglected to add the trailer for this movie to this thread. My apologies, gentlemen! Embarassed

To make up for it, here's the trailer (narrated by the great Art Gilmore).

Trivia note: When the lovely Miss Valerie Allen runs from the alien, the death ray FX that disintegrates her is absent, so she just begins to fall down towards the sidewalk! Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 2:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bud Brewster wrote:
Good point, Krel. But an IMDB item in the Goofs section points out this troubling idea.

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

This movie is the perfect feature to watch on a rainy Sunday afternoon — which is what I'm doing right now!

Here's an interesting IMDB trivia item I found.

The dogs who attack the undisguised aliens near the end of the film were initially too scared to approach the costumed actors. The dogs were then acclimated to the presence of the suited actors - perhaps too well, for when the time came to shoot the scene of the dogs attacking the aliens, the dogs didn't attack the aliens, but jumped playfully around and on them instead.

The dogs were then trained to go for the "breathing tubes" on the alien costumes. Apparently, the actors playing the aliens had to guide the dogs to attack the "breathing tubes."


And this poster is pretty good.




I love this movie! I have it as a DVD and sadly it has no special features! But in pics I've seen online it looks like the golf mouthed aliens are wearing grey or black denims, where as in the film it looks like they are naked!!!
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Krel wrote:
IMAMFOS, the movie that shows you where to find REAL MEN...In the Maternity Ward. Also that a German Shepard's chompers are more powerful than a high-powered rifle bullet. NEVER mess with the relatives of Rin Tin Tin..

Indeed yes! The maternity ward moment is one of the best examples of the wonderful imagination this film displays. And those scenes of the dogs crawling along the ground like combat veterans and attacking the aliens is a moment that makes me proud to be an American! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I enjoyed reading the Wikipedia info about Tom Tyron, Gord.

Thanks! Very Happy

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I Married a Monster From Outer Space IMARRIEDAMONSTERFROMOUTERSPACE-1I Married a Monster From Outer Space I-married-a-monster This was pretty offbeat for fifties Sci-Fi: male aliens, whose own females have died out, need to figure out a way to mate with Earthwomen and continue the line. Yow!



The title and description sound ultra-cheesy, but it's a fairly serious effort, with shades of Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956). My favorite scene is when a few of the disguised aliens sit in a bar trying to figure the next step in their quiet invasion and the bartender picks a fight over their lack of enthusiasm for his liquor. There are some eerie thrills, including the conclusion, where a minor battle is waged after the jig is up.



This should be remade as a classy 'A'-list Sci-Fi thriller, stressing the awkward & strange relationship between wife and alien husband.

Oh, I guess that's been done to some degree — there was a Sci-Fi film called The Astronaut's Wife, starring Johnny Depp & Charlize Theron, released a few years ago.

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Tom Tryon, the lead, became a writer later of such novels as 'The Other' (horror), after becoming dissatisfied with the Hollywood career (notably after his experience on The Cardinal in '63). The Other was itself made into a strange horror/thriller film in the early seventies. By all accounts, Tryon was gay, a surprise to me considering his rugged, 6' 3" looks & build. I suppose it's not that great of a shock nowadays, but I relate to my parents now as to when they found out that Rock Hudson was gay.


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tom Tryon did get married, just the once to a stockbroker's daughter in the mid fifties. Started a relationship with a guy from the Chorus Line show and eventually finished up with a gay porn star and died from stomach cancer in 1991!
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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 1:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That's a tragic tale, JB. I wondered if I could find a few upbeat things to share about Tom, so I looked up his IMDB biography, and I hit pay dirt! Very Happy

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Sci-fi fans will remember Tryon in what is now considered one of the more literate (although you couldn't tell by its crackpot title) sci-fi films of the era, I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958).

Tryon worked steadily in television and films during this period. His big break was supposed to be Otto Preminger's The Cardinal (1963), but the film turned out to be one of the major flops of the 1960s.

Tryon's acting career was waning (he wasn't happy with it, anyway), and one day he saw the horror film Rosemary's Baby (1968) in a theater. It inspired him to write his own horror novel, and in 1971 The Other was published and became an almost instant best-seller. It was made into a movie in 1972, with Tryon writing and producing, and it became a huge hit.

He left acting to concentrate solely on writing, and became a very successful novelist. In 1978 his book "Crowned Heads" was the basis for the Billy Wilder film Fedora (1978), and a successful miniseries, The Dark Secret of Harvest Home (1978), with Bette Davis, was made from his novel "Harvest Home".

Tryon said that he got much more satisfaction (and made a lot more money) from his writing than he ever did from his acting.


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PostPosted: Sat May 04, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Always enjoyed Tom's acting, especially as Texas John Slaughter in the Disney TV miniseries.

Read that Otto Preminger was so brutal to him on both "The Cardinal and "In Harms Way'' that it influenced Tryon making the decision to retire from acting to become an author.

He also did another sci~fi movie, "Moon Pilot'' which was also for Disney.

Author Bill Warren rated MP highly in his well done book about sci~fi films, "Keep Watching the Skies!"

I saw MP some years ago and found it rather dull & slow.
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