3.6/10
633
26 user 15 critic

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 »

Director:

(as Richard Cunha)

Writers:

(screenplay), (screenplay)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.00 on Amazon Video

ON DISC

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.

Director: Arthur Hilton
Stars: Sonny Tufts, Victor Jory, Marie Windsor
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

A party of archaeologists discovers the remnants of a mutant five millennia-old Sumerian civilization living beneath a glacier atop a mountain in Mesopatamia.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: John Agar, Cynthia Patrick, Hugh Beaumont
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

The British launch the world's first orbital vehicle. Their military sends a super-bomb along, which goes wrong and threatens the crew and a stowaway.

Director: Paul Dickson
Stars: Kieron Moore, Lois Maxwell, Donald Wolfit
Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director: Edward Bernds
Stars: Hugh Marlowe, Nancy Gates, Nelson Leigh
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

An American-led team of International astronauts leave their space station on the first mission to Mars, but the captain's religious beliefs may get in the way.

Director: Byron Haskin
Stars: Walter Brooke, Eric Fleming, Mickey Shaughnessy
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A strange missile from outer space circles the Earth at low altitudes, destroying everything in its path.

Directors: Lester Wm. Berke, William Berke
Stars: Robert Loggia, Ellen Parker, Phillip Pine
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

An "unknown force" declares war against planet Earth when the United Nations disobeys warnings to cease and desist in its attempts at assembling the first satellite in the atmosphere.

Director: Roger Corman
Stars: Dick Miller, Susan Cabot, Richard Devon
Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

In an attempt to discover the composition of meteors, three astronauts are sent out into space in three specially designed rockets. Their mission is to capture a meteor and bring it to ... See full summary »

Directors: Richard Carlson, Herbert L. Strock
Stars: William Lundigan, Herbert Marshall, Richard Carlson
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Five astronauts successfully fly to Mars where they encounter seemingly friendly and advanced inhabitants who harbor covert plans to use their ship to invade Earth.

Director: Lesley Selander
Stars: Marguerite Chapman, Cameron Mitchell, Arthur Franz
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An astronaut crew on their way to the Moon are unexpectedly propelled by gravitational forces and end up on Mars instead.

Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.7/10 X  

A saboteur posing as a scientist strives to destroy the world's first space station.

Director: Richard Talmadge
Stars: Donna Martell, Hayden Rorke, Ross Ford
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

The first pilot to leave Earth's atmosphere lands, then vanishes; but something with a craving for blood prowls the countryside...

Director: Robert Day
Stars: Marshall Thompson, Marla Landi, Bill Edwards
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steve Dayton
...
June Saxton
K.T. Stevens ...
The Lido
Tommy Cook ...
Gary
Nina Bara ...
Alpha
Gary Clarke ...
Lon
Michael Whalen ...
Dirk Green
Laurie Mitchell ...
Lambda
...
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
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

A Giant Fiendish Creature! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

29 June 1960 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Bestie des Grauens  »

Box Office

Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Goofs

As Dirk dies, he says, "My Lido, forgive me." Later, still aboard the ship, Gary asks Steve, "Who was that dame he [Dirk] was talking about?" Dirk never mentioned who or what sex the "Lido" was, so Gary could not have known that the Lido was a woman while still en route to the moon. See more »

Quotes

The Lido: You have not even commented on my blindness.
Steve Dayton: I was very sorry to see it.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A "Perfectly" Awful Gem
20 April 2000 | by (Out there in the dark) – See all my reviews

This is a classic in the "so bad it's good" canon. Almost every aspect of this film is poorly realized, and it thereby has a kind of sub-genre "purity" about it. The special effects are far from acceptable under any other circumstances. Costumes are a camp spectacular, especially those of the Moon Women and their "Lido" with her ludicrous head gear. Monsters consist of the (very slowly) walking rocks and that giant spider with visible wires who got a lot of work in the late 50s as the inhabitant of many caves and planets.

Best of all, though, is the acting. Every cast member, without exception, is inept. Even handsome Gary Clarke, who later showed he had talent, is awful here. But the "Anti-Oscar" surely must go to Cathy Downs for her brilliant portrayal of an Earth woman among Lunar rivals. As they lead her to her doom in the jaws of the giant spider, she cries out: "No! Don't!"

See this movie for a truckload-o-laughs.


22 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Designed To Be Shown Wide Screen oldblackandwhite
Spider coincidence? caveluther
Wrong character name for Tommy Cooke tmcgross
Original soundtrack for MISSILE TO THE MOON monstrous-767-417067
Discuss Missile to the Moon (1958) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?