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Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 29 June 1960 (Mexico)
Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Steve Dayton
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June Saxton
K.T. Stevens ...
The Lido
Tommy Cook ...
Gary
Nina Bara ...
Alpha
Gary Clarke ...
Lon
Michael Whalen ...
Dirk Green
Laurie Mitchell ...
Lambda
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Zema (as Marjorie Hellen)
Henry Hunter ...
Col. Wickers
Lee Roberts ...
Pat Mowry ...
Moon Girl
Tania Velia ...
Moon Girl
Sanita Pelkey ...
Moon Girl
Lisa Simone ...
Moon Girl
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his home satellite. Dirk's partner Steve Dayton and his fiancé June stowaway on the ship by accident. Will they all make it back safely? Written by Mark Holcomb <mholcomb@europa.com>

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Lunar She-Devils Lure Earthmen Into Their Lair of Doom! See more »

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29 June 1960 (Mexico)  »

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Bestie des Grauens  »

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$65,000 (estimated)
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Leading lady Cathy Downs' screams are dubbed--they were Allison Hayes' screams from Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958). See more »

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When Dirk pulls back the curtains of his office window to reveal the moon rocket, it's obvious from the forced perspective that the rocket is a model placed just outside the window. See more »

Quotes

The Lido: You have not even commented on my blindness.
Steve Dayton: I was very sorry to see it.
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Perfect "Bad Movie" Entertainment
6 July 2007 | by (North Hollyweird) – See all my reviews

This is almost a perfect film of its type: the 50's lower-than-low-budget science fiction yarn. More specifically, the one about traveling to another planet and finding the underground civilization of beauty pageant winners in showgirl costumes and high heels. And a silly rubber spider puppet monster. And living rock creatures that look like Gumby.

This is one hilariously incompetent slab of celluloid, meant for the bottom half of the bill at the local Drive-In, custom made for the local teenagers to ignore while furiously making out in the capacious back seat of Dad's '58 Oldsmobile. Almost as funny as Plan Nine From Outer Space! If Ed Wood Jr. had made a film about a trip to the moon, it would be very close to this, except all the women on the moon would be wearing angora sweaters. No, sorry, SPACE angora sweaters.

I won't get into all the plot holes, bad (over)acting and cheesy special effects. The black and white cinematography is actually pretty darn good for something with this tiny of a budget, so kudos to the DP. Can't give the same to the director, writers, or any of the actors though.

Very sad that Mystery Science Theater 3000 never had the chance to cover this film, nor the other films that went toward inspiring Amazon Women on the Moon, namely Cat Women on the Moon and Queen of Outer Space. Though MST3K did tackle Project Moonbase, Moon Zero and Rocketship X-M early on. They also did Phantom Planet in one of the later seasons, which has some similarities with this turkey.

Anyway, this is quite an enjoyable trip to 50's Drive-In land, a magical place in a magical time nobody will ever recapture. Thank goodness.


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