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Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 September 1953 (USA)
Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

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Laird Grainger
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Kip Reissner
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Douglas 'Doug' Smith (as Bill Phipps)
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Carol Brewster ...
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Beta (as Suzann Alexander)
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Five astronauts travel to the dark side of the moon on a scientific expedition. There they discover a cave which somehow retains a breathable atmosphere. They remove their space suits and venture on, soon finding a buried city where the last members of a 2 million year old civilization greet them with food and drink. Little do they know that these eight lovely leotard-clad women are planning to steal their ship. Written by Christopher P. Winter <cpwinter@ix.netcom.com>

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3 September 1953 (USA)  »

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William Phipps told interviewer Tom Weaver, "When I saw that spaceship set, I thought I was workin' for Soupy Sales! And that giant spider! They held it up with big ropes above us on the cave set and dropped it down on our heads. At the time, I thought it was the most outrageous, absurd thing in the world - how did spiders get on the Moon?! It was all just incredible - I thought, 'How can anybody put this in a movie? It's gonna ruin it!'" See more »

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fires a pistol ~ 1:02 and the sound is that of a rifle, not of a pistol. See more »

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Laird Grainger: The eternal wonders of space and time. The far away dreams and mysteries of other worlds. Other life. The stars. The planets. Man has been face to face with them for centuries, yet is barely able to penetrate their unknown secrets. Sometime, someday, the barrier will be pierced. Why must we wait? Why not now?
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...and featuring THE HOLLYWOOD COVER GIRLS as The Cat Women See more »

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Referenced in Bride of Monster Mania (2000) See more »

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Few bad filmmakers have entered the lofty plain of Cat Women of the Moon.
16 August 1999 | by (Frankfort, IN) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best. So-bad-it's-great! A cast of stars (including Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory and the delicious Marie Windsor) land on the far side of the moon and discover a race of beautiful women (there not cats, that's just the title.) Oh, yeah, and some giant spiders, too. But enough of that. Any film that has Ms. Windsor in 3-D has got to be tops on any bad sci-fi list.

This is probably the first film of it's kind. No, not camp, but the plot of "male astronauts go to extraterrestrial planet and discover race of sex-starved women dying for company". Invasion of the Star Creatures, Fire Maidens from Outer Space, and Queen of Outer Space all follow in its footprints. There was even a direct remake, Missile to the Moon!

All in all, if you liked Robot Monster, chances are you'll be gaping at your television screen for the next 64 minutes (another great thing about these films - they're extremely short if you don't like them. But if you didn't, you probably wouldn't be reading this.)


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