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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 Fennell
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
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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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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The giant spider prop was originally built for Tarantula (1955). 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.
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Featured in Ernest Scared Stupid (1991) See more »

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Makes "Cat Women of the Moon" look like DeMille.
28 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's hard to believe that anyone would want to re-make "Cat Women...", but I guess plagiarism knows no bounds. Unfortunately, the humor of the original (which continues to crack me up) was only funny the first time, and this attempt at re-animation reeks. The original at least had some good actors/actresses (Victor Jory, Marie Windsor, Bill Phipps...), but this one is a thespian black hole. Everything from CWOTM is here: telepathic communication with a crew member, subterranean all-woman civilization, giant cave spider... Oh, there is one HUGE "difference": the greedy "crewman" who goes after diamonds (instead of the gold of COTW) which are as common as quartz on this version of the moon.

The crew of this rocket (which has an exhaust manifold about the size of a large pizza) is a mad scientist, two escaped cons, and a pair of unwitting stowaways (one- of course- a woman) who, when the rocket blasts off, grab air masks "..because soon we'll be out of the earth's atmosphere". The masks are old fighter pilot jobbies, and are unconnected to anything at all, let alone an oxygen tank.

Already in a deep hole, this flick goes downhill rapidly from there: The rocket just happened to have a ladies space suit (and of course she's wearing pearls and high heels); the "moon" has plants growing on it; rock creatures which attack at the speed of "The Crawling Terror", yet (of course) our intrepid band cannot elude or outdistance them; and on and on and on...

What a stinker!


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