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|The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Sidney Miller|
|Produced by||Lewis J. Rachmil|
|Written by||Rowland Barber|
|Music by||Raoul Kraushaar|
|Cinematography||Frank G. Carson|
|Edited by||Al Clark|
|Distributed by||Columbia Pictures|
Artie Pinsetter (Lou Costello) is a junk collector and amateur inventor who lives in the desert town of Candy Rock. Artie's fiancée, Emmy Lou Raven (Dorothy Provine), is exposed to radiation in a cave and is thereby transformed into a thirty-foot giant. When Artie nervously explains to his betrothed's rich uncle that she has gotten "big", the uncle misunderstands "big" as "pregnant", and insists that Artie marry her immediately. After comic hilarity ensues, Artie is eventually able to restore her to normal size.
The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock was filmed from December 3 through December 22, 1958, and is the only film that Lou Costello starred in without his longtime professional partner, Bud Abbott. It is based on an original screenplay titled The Secret Bride of Candy Rock Mountain.
The film was not released until August 1959, five months after Costello died of a heart attack.
Much of the outdoor footage was shot at the Iverson Movie Ranch in Chatsworth, Calif., including a number of scenes depicting the oversized blonde beauty at her new home--a barn. The barn was part of a ranch set on the Upper Iverson known as the Fury Set, which was originally built for the television show Fury.
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the film as a made-to-order DVD on September 13, 2010.