The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock

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The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Theatrical release poster
Directed bySidney Miller
Produced byLewis J. Rachmil
Written byRowland Barber
Arthur Ross
StarringLou Costello
Dorothy Provine
Gale Gordon
Music byRaoul Kraushaar
CinematographyFrank G. Carson
Edited byAl Clark
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
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  • August 6, 1959 (1959-08-06)
Running time
75 minutes

The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock is a 1959 comedy science fiction film directed by Sidney Miller and starring Lou Costello and Dorothy Provine.


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.[1]

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.

In popular culture[edit]

Film clips from the film were used for a parody in the music video She Will Have Her Way by Neil Finn.[citation needed]

Home media[edit]

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the film as a made-to-order DVD on September 13, 2010.


  1. ^ Furmanek, Bob and Ron Palumbo (1991). Abbott and Costello in Hollywood. New York: Perigee Books. ISBN 0-399-51605-0


  • Stephen Cox and John Lofflin.The Abbott and Costello Story. Cumberland House Publishing, 1997.

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