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Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)
"Fire Maidens from Outer Space" (original title)

 -  Sci-Fi  -  6 September 1956 (USA)
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A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group's story, as well as the moon's dangers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Dexter ...
Luther Blair
Susan Shaw ...
Hestia
Paul Carpenter ...
Capt. Larson
Jacqueline Curtis ...
Duessa
Harry Fowler ...
Sydney Stanhope
Sydney Tafler ...
Dr. Higgins
Rodney Diak ...
Anderson
Maya Koumani ...
Fire Maiden
Owen Berry ...
Prasus
Richard Walter ...
The Monster
Norma Arnould ...
Fire Maiden
Jan Holden ...
Fire Maiden
Sylvia Burrows ...
Fire Maiden
Shane Cordell ...
Fire Maiden (as Eunice Jebbett)
Ann Elsden ...
Fire Maiden
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After landing on the 13th moon of Jupiter, the men from Earth debark from their ship to find a forested area containing the last remnant of lost Atlantis: an old man named Prossus, a bevy of nubile young women eager for husbands, and -- The Creature. "The beast with the head of a man," laments Prossus. "It must be destroyed -- yet it is indestructible!" Written by Christopher P. Winter <cpwinter@ix.netcom.com>

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6 September 1956 (USA)  »

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Fire Maidens of Outer Space  »

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Trivia

This 1956 release take place on the 13th moon of Jupiter. The 13th moon of Jupiter was not discovered until almost two decades later, in 1974. See more »

Goofs

Whenever the all-controlling twin-lever guidance device is used, it clearly moves revealing it to be unattached to the flight panel. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Crash of Moons (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

(Polovtsian) Dances
from "Prince Igor"
Music by Aleksandr Borodin (as Borodin)
Danced to by the Fire Maidens
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A voyage to a moon of Jupiter? Oo-kay . . .
2 March 2002 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

Low-low-low budget nonsense. The crew of a mission to the 13th moon of Jupiter think they've hit pay dirt when they discover an all-female, man-hungry civilization, the descendants of the Lost Continent of Atlantis (who presumably developed space flight before they sank into the ocean). The Atlantian women need men for the usual reasons, and the spacemen think that's just fine.

The highlight of the film is when the Fire Maidens do their ceremonial dance to a lilting rendition of `Stranger in Paradise' (no, it's not sexy, just funny). But alas, things are not as rosy as they first seem for our love-struck astronauts. A mutant in leotards attacks them, and the women turn out to have some strange habits (they get their energy by lying around in flames!).

Slow pacing and an actionless story make this one tough to enjoy, even for fans of the `Journey to the All-Girl Alien Planet' subgenera. `A & C go to Mars' does it much better.


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