3.6/10
635
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
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 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 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
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 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
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 5.2/10 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 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 6.5/10 X  

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Director: John Sherwood
Stars: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne
Certificate: Passed Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.3/10 X  

An unusual radioactive rock on the sea bottom mutates the ocean life into a horrible monster. When charred, radioactive bodies begin to drift ashore a scientist and government agent ... See full summary »

Director: Dan Milner
Stars: Kent Taylor, Cathy Downs, Michael Whalen
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Steve Dayton
...
June Saxton
K.T. Stevens ...
The Lido
Tommy Cook ...
Gary Fennell
Nina Bara ...
Alpha
Gary Clarke ...
Lon
Michael Whalen ...
Dirk Green
Laurie Mitchell ...
Lambda
...
Zema (as Marjorie Hellen)
Henry Hunter ...
Col. Wickers
...
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

Final film of Lee Roberts. See more »

Goofs

Various things in the film not found or possible on the moon: desert vegetation; wood (torches, and the stake used to tie up victims in the spider cave); sound; a sunny, cloud-filled sky. 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

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

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Watching this....I've been Mooned!
13 January 2001 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

Whew! This film is something to see, that is for sure. It tells the story of five people aboard a missile going to the moon. None of the leads have any acting range at all, but look like master thespians once we are introduced to the people living on the moon in the kingdom of Olanda(?). There we find the Ledo...the leader of a bunch of buxom, half-clad women living off of oxygen waiting for news from an emmisary sent to Earth. The Ledo bears no small resemblence to Rosiland Russell in appearence, lacking any of that actress's ability. The rest of the plot is incredibly inane and we see giant rock men with strips cut out where you can see human faces, a giant spider called the "dark ones" that looks like a leftover from a Syd and Marty Kroft seventies show, and other equally inept script and special effects problems. The budget for the film starts at low and goes swiftly to almost no budget! The film is funny in all the wrong places, and willbe a hoot to sit through. The guy playing Steve Drayton is just God awful! Fun to watch though!


15 of 17 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:
?