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Nude on the Moon (1961)

| Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 1961 (USA)
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A rich rocket scientist organizes an expedition to the moon, which they discover is inhabited by nude women.


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Robert W. Kyorimee
Joyce M. Geary
Charles Allen
Evelyn Burke
Joyce Brooks
Hugh Brooks
Mary Lassey
R.C. Lassey ...
(as Capt. R. C. Lassey)


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1961 (USA)  »

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Girls on the Moon  »

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When Dr. Huntley and the Professor are driving to the launch site, they pass the Variety Theater, which is showing Hideout in the Sun (1960). That film, which was Doris Wishman's first movie (this film was her second), launched her filmmaking career. See more »


Although the moon women are apparently permanently bare breasted the one who releases the astronauts from their cell has a very obvious tan line across the top of her breasts. The control panel of the space rocket has a joystick and four throttle controls so is obviously that of an aircraft. See more »


Professor: [Discussing the upcoming Moon trip] Well, if all goes according to plan, we'll be back in Miami in four days.
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Professor: Oh, I saw that last night.
Dr. Jeff Huntley: But you promised me you were going to get some rest.
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Sung by Ralph Young
Performed by Doc Severinsen
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A Reason for Nudity
11 July 2015 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Nude on the Moon (1961)

* (out of 4)

A couple scientists invent a rocket-ship and head off for the moon. Once there they love the fact that there are naked woman standing around everywhere.

This Doris Wishman film, for some reason, has a minor cult following but I really wouldn't tell you why. Some people talk about the various changes or firsts that were done with this "nudist" picture but I guess they were watching something other than me. Yes, most nudist pictures in their Golden Era just had a camera wondering around and capturing whatever nudity they could. In my humble opinion, the "nudist" film has to be the worst sub-genre ever made and certainly has the most number of awful films.

Perhaps I'm being too hard on nudist films because, after all, it wasn't as easy to see nude bodies as it was today but at the same time you'd think directors would come up with better ways of showing it. I mean, the stories to these films are just downright awful and the majority of the time we're just given the thinest of plots and a cheap reason to capture the nudity. This film does feature a wrap-around story with the scientist making the rocket and so on but it doesn't add anything to the film other than a longer running time.

I will at least admit that the majority of the people naked here are good looking, which is a step up from some of the movies I've seen but outside of this there's no reason to watch NUDE TO THE MOON unless you're just trying to see everything Wishman did.

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