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Queen of Outer Space (1958)

American astronauts are drawn by a mysterious force to the planet Venus, which they find to be inhabited only by beautiful women and their despotic queen.

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Mary Ford ...
Venusian Girl
Marya Stevens ...
Venusian Girl
Laura Mason ...
Venusian Girl
Lynn Cartwright ...
Venusian Girl
Kathy Marlowe ...
Venusian Girl
Coleen Drake ...
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En route to Earth's orbiting space station, a spaceship with four men aboard is attacked and they awaken after their spaceship crash lands. One of them, Professor Konrad, determines they have landed on Venus, a planet scientists had believed to be uninhabitable. They are taken prisoner by the inhabitants, all beautiful women, who imprisoned the men and took control of the planet. Their masked Queen, Yllana, has plans to destroy the Earth with their beta disintegrator but there is dissent among them led by the beautiful Talleah. Written by garykmcd

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Millions of Miles Through The Unknown Universe! See more »


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7 September 1958 (USA)  »

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Queen of the Universe  »

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Trivia

The project was originally announced as "Queen of the Universe" by Allied Artists in 1951 and was to have been produced by Walter Wanger. See more »

Goofs

Before leaving the ship, Professor Konrad postulates that because the gravity is similar to Earth's, the atmosphere ought to be breathable as well. Gravity has little or nothing to do with the composition of a planet's atmosphere, something Konrad ought to know. See more »

Quotes

Talleah: Your veapons are here. We're going to teach you how to use them.
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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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Outrageous 1950s Sci-Fi
12 July 2005 | by See all my reviews

When one starts watching this movie, one gets a feeling that this might be a fairly serious, good sci-fi film...then the rocket lands on Venus, and all credibility simply vanishes. First, we all know that Venus is shrouded in poisonous clouds and has a surface temperature that will melt lead, right??? Well, in this movie, Venus looks like a discount store with lots of potted tropical plants strewn around, and the intrepid astronauts never even break a sweat. The astronauts are then captured by a patrol of women in high heels (who also shout "Bagino!" over and over), and the familiar "men-encountering-love-starved-female-civilization" plot begins.

The movie does have some interesting twists: The deadly "Beta Disintegrator" with which the evil queen is planning to destroy earth; the queen's advanced acne-like skin condition; gloriously saturated color photography; Paul Birch as the bookish scientist who is uninterested in the nubile Venusian women; and of course Zsa Zsa Gabor, who gives an interesting performance as the Chief Scientist on Venus (!).

This movie is outrageously male-chauvinistic (even for the 50s) and has some of the dumbest dialogue in the cosmos. For those reasons--and to see Gabor in her most ridiculous role--you should watch this. However, I doubt that you'll want to watch it more than once.


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