The 1958 classic Allied Artists sci-fi/fantasy film masterpiece was directed by veteran director Nathan Hertz Juran; who received screen credit under the name of Nathan Hertz. Hertz/Juran was also known for his directorial collaborations with visual effects pioneer Ray Harryhausen, including the Columbia “Dynamation” productions of “20 Million Miles to Earth” (1957) and “The 7th Voyage of Sinbad” (1959). Hertz/Juran’s latter Universal monster-creature features include “The Deadly Mantis” (1957) and “The Boy Who Cried Werewolf” (1973). Veteran cinema exhibitor/director/producer Bernard Woolner produced Hertz/Juran’s “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman.”
The screenplay for the 1958 feature was written by veteran screenwriter Mark Hanna; who also wrote the screenplay for the 1957 Bert I. Gordon/James H. Nicholson/Samuel Z. Arkoff/American-International production of “The Amazing Colossal Man.” The famed theatrical poster artwork of Allison Hayes for the original Allied Artists poster for Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” was illustrated by veteran artist Reynold Brown.
Hertz/Juran’s 1958 production of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” was originally released theatrically as a double-feature presentation by Allied Artists with Roger Corman’s “War of the Satellites” (1958, with Dick Miller, Susan Cabot, Michael Fox, Richard Devon, Mitzi McCall and Robert Shayne); according to a July 1958 Allied Artists exhibitors’ trade ad in Motion Picture Daily.
This will mark Sven’s second big broadcast of “Attack of the 50 Foot Woman” (1958) on Me-TV. He previously showcased Hertz/Juran’s Allied Artists sci-fi/fantasy feature masterpiece back in April 2019 during Me-TV’s big broadcast commemoration on the eve of Sven/Mr. Rich Koz’s 40th anniversary in the Berwyn/Chicago television airlanes!
Who was in Nathan Hertz Juran’s “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, Hayes won the 1949 Miss Washington D.C. (Miss D.C.) pageant competition under her original name of Mary Jane Hayes; she previously appeared in in Arthur Lubin’s 1954 Universal “Francis the Talking Mule” comedy, “Francis Joins the WACS” with Donald O’Connor, Julie Adams of “Creature from the Black Lagoon” fame and Chill Wills; Hayes and Adams reunited in Norman Taurog’s 1965 Elvis Presley Allied Artists musical comedy; “Tickle Me”) , Michael Ross (in the dual roles of Tony the bartender and the space giant), Yvette Vickers (as Honey Parker), William Hudson (as Harry Archer), Eileen Stevens (as the nurse, Stevens was credited under the name of Eileene Stevens), Roy Gordon (as Dr. Isaac Cushing), Otto Waldis (as Dr. Heinrich Von Loeb), Dale Tate (as a TV commentator), George Douglas (as Sheriff Dubbitt), Frank Chase (as Deputy Charlie) and Ken Terrell (as Jess Stout).