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Missile to the Moon (1958)

 -  Drama | Sci-Fi  -  29 June 1960 (Mexico)
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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... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Travis ...
Steve Dayton
Cathy Downs ...
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 ...
Sheriff Cramer
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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Man reaches Moon...a strange forbidding race See more »

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

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Dirk dies aboard ship, but no indication is ever made of what they did with his body. See more »

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The Lido: You have not even commented on my blindness.
Steve Dayton: I was very sorry to see it.
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Wow...you know it's bad when they are ripping off a film that was horrible the first time!!
5 May 2009 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

This film involves five humans who go on a flight to the moon. Once there, they find a planet of nothing but women--angry, PMS-enraged women! And, to make matters worse, there are giant rock creatures, spiders and two of the crew members are crooks.

Wow...you know this is going to be a terrible film when they are ripping off CAT-WOMEN OF THE MOON--especially since CAT-WOMEN is one of the worst films of the early 1950s! Now I don't know if MISSILE TO THE MOON was announced as a remake, but it certainly was and the number of similarities are too many to be a coincidence. Both involve a rocket trip to the moon. Both have a crew member who actually is being controlled by the Moon folks. Both moons are inhabited by super-unattractive "beauty queens" in spandex. Both have really stupid giant plastic spiders in the caves. Both have crews whose space suits are stolen. And, these are only a few of the similarities. So, they remade a bad movie and in a way that is no better than the wretched original! Wow, that has "must-see" written all over it!!

One of the other horrible touches are a skeleton that clearly is from a science classroom (with the top of the skull sawed off)--even though it's supposed to belong to one of the dead crew members who you see die before your eyes. Another brilliant touch was using three completely different rockets as well as normal Earth gravity on the moon and inside the space ship throughout the trip. Nice attention to details, folks!

Overall, this is a terrible film that only lovers of schlock cinema will enjoy. Others will probably find it pretty tedious.


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