The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based sci-fi thriller film host will be presenting his big broadcast presentation of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958); this Sat., April 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The 1958 production of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” was directed by veteran film director Nathan Hertz Juran (Juran received screen credit under the name of Nathan Hertz for his 1958 Allied Artists production). He also worked with visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, including the Columbia Pictures classic “Dynamation” stop-motion masterpiece productions of “20 Million Miles to Earth” (1957) and “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1959). Hertz/Juran also directed several latter monster-creature features for Universal Studios, including “The Deadly Mantis” (1957) and “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” (1973). The original Allied Artists theatrical release of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958) was presented as a double-feature presentation with Roger Corman’s “War of the Satellites” (1958, with Dick Miller, Susan Cabot, Michael Fox, Mitzi McCall, Robert Shayne and Richard Devon); according to an original 1958 Allied Artists exhibitors’ leaflet. Hertz/Juran’s production of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” was produced by veteran film and TV cinematographer Jacques R. Marquette and veteran theatrical exhibitor-turned-distributor Bernard Woolner, according to IMDB.
A latter HBO/Warner Bros.* made-for-cable spoof re-make of Hertz/Juran’s production was directed by Christopher Guest; “Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman” (1993, with Darryl Hannah, Paul Benedict, Cristi Conaway, William Windom, Frances Fisher, Hamilton Camp, Daniel Baldwin, Linda Bisesti, Victoria Haas, O’Neal Compton and Lewis Arquette).
This will mark Sven’s third coast-to-coast big broadcast of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Nathan Hertz Juran’s classic Allied Artists sci-fi thriller masterpiece back in June 2019 as a big broadcast premiere in commemoration of Sven/Mr. Rich Koz’s 40th anniversary in the Berwyn/Chicago television airlanes and as a big broadcast presentation in Nov. 2019.
Who was in “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958)?
The players who appeared in “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958) were Allison Hayes (as Nancy Fowler Archer), Yvette Vickers (as Honey Parker), William Hudson (as Harry Archer), Roy Gordon (as Dr. Isaac Cushing), Eileen Stevens (as a nurse, Stevens was credited under the name of Eileene Stevens in the film), Ken Terrell (as Jess Stout), George Douglas (as Sheriff Dubbitt), Otto Waldis (as Dr. Heinrich Von Loeb), Michael Ross (in the dual roles of the space giant and Tony the bartender), Dale Tate (as a television news commentator) and Frank Chase (as Dep. Charlie).