The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Sidney Miller
Produced by Lewis J, Rachmil
Written by Rowland Barber
Arthur Ross
Starring Lou Costello
Dorothy Provine
Gale Gordon
Music by Raoul Kraushaar
Editing by Al Clark
Distributed by Columbia Pictures
Release date(s) August 6, 1959
Running time 75 minutes
Language English

The 30 Foot Bride of Candy Rock is a 1959 film 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 finacée, Emmy Lou Raven (Dorothy Provine) happens upon magical waters of Dinosaur Springs and is changed into a thirty-foot giantess. While nervously explaining to her Uncle that she has gotten "big" (pregnant to her Uncle), he insists that they be married immediately. Artie eventually restores 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 partner, Bud Abbott. It is based on an original screenplay entitled The Secret Bride of Candy Rock Mountain.[1]

This film was not released until August 1959, five months after Costello died of a heart attack.

Cultural referencesEdit

Film clips from this movie were used for a parody in the music video She Will Have Her Way by Neil Finn.

Home media Edit

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment released the film on 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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