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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

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Steve Dayton
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June Saxton
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The Lido
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Gary Fennell
Nina Bara ...
Alpha
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Lon
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Dirk Green
Laurie Mitchell ...
Lambda
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Zema (as Marjorie Hellen)
Henry Hunter ...
Col. Wickers
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Pat Mowry ...
Moon Girl
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Moon Girl
Sanita Pelkey ...
Moon Girl
Lisa Simone ...
Moon Girl
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Storyline

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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Drama | Sci-Fi

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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Final film of Lee Roberts. See more »

Goofs

The rocketship bottom used in the moon sequence is very clearly a cardboard cut-out. 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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Connections

Remake of Cat-Women of the Moon (1953) See more »

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The Original "Amazon Women On the Moon"
27 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

This B-movie double feature classic is definitely the original inspiration for the title parody in the film "Amazon Women on the Moon". That film, however, featured the gorgous Sybil Danning, while in this 50's classic, we have to settle for teenage beauty contestants.

Not to say that the girls aren't cute. But, with all the elements involved here, it wouldn't have hurt the proceedings to show some skin. Alas, this is the 50's and certain production codes prohibited nudity in this sort of film, so we are stuck with clothed beauties.

The plot? Oh, yes, for some reason I got distracted. The infantile storyline concerns a scientist who is hijacked by escaped convicts. The ragtag crew blastoff in a rocketship towards the moon, where they meet up with rock creatures, giant spiders(who guard diamonds) and femme fatales. The number one cheesy high-point is the landing on the moon, and the dialogue is a close second.

This film, along with QUEEN FROM OUTER SPACE, makes for preliminary viewing for anyone interested in 50's sci-fi, ultra-low-budget style. Maybe someday it will show up on DVD, and I'll get a copy. Just so I can look at those Moon Beauties, and think of what a classic the film would've been had it been made in the swingin' seventies.


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