Year of Release: 1958
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Director: Nathan Juran
Distributor: Allied Artists Pictures
In this film 12 smoking incidents occured, 9 of which were inside and 3 of which were outside.
The film was reviewed by Dr. Barry Hummel on 2/22/2009.
Additional comments: "This is a truly awful movie on many levels. The movie is only 66 minutes long, but it moves so slowly that it feels like a 3-hour movie. None of the main characters are likable. The special effects are terrible. On top of that, 3 of the film's stars are seen smoking frequently. There is also some obvious product placement for Chesterfield cigarettes.
The plot involves a love triangle in which a married man (William Hudson) is having an affair with a sleazy woman (Yvette Vickers), which is making his wife (Allison Hayes) mentally unstable. In this scene, we see Hudson and Vicker planning to drive her crazy enough to have her committed. Notice the well-placed Chesterfield pack:
As the wife's mind continues to unravel, she has the misfortune of making contact with a giant alien (yes, I'm serious), and ultimately becomes a giant herself. Here we see two doctors trying to make sense of all of this, as if that's possible...
The giant, mentally unstable wife goes on a rampage, chasing down her husband and his floozy, killing them both, and electrocuting herself in high tension wires in the process. None of this is fun or campy... it is just bad. Steer clear of this one!"