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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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Marietta ...
Cathy / Moon Queen
William Mayer ...
Professor Nichols
Lester Brown ...
Dr. Jeff Huntley
Pat Reilly
Ira Magee
Lacey Kelly
Shelby Livingston
Robert W. Kyorimee
Joyce M. Geary
Charles Allen
Evelyn Burke
Joyce Brooks
Hugh Brooks
Mary Lassey
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Dr. Huntley and Professor Nichols are able to complete their work on a moon rocket because of an unexpected inheritance. They travel to the moon, but find a lush garden paradise rather than a barren wasteland. They are captured by virtually naked telepathic humanoids and taken in front of the Great Council. The Moon Goddess decides they should be allowed to continue their experiments, and Dr. Huntley begins falling in love with her. Professor Nichols worries about getting Huntley to return to earth. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Girls on the Moon  »

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1.37 : 1
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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 »

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The scene in which three moon girls surround professor Nichols and touch his spacesuit is inter cut with close-ups of him in which he is on his own. See more »

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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.
Professor: The picture was well worth it.
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Moon Doll
Sung by Ralph Young
Performed by Doc Severinsen
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Campy but dull nudie flick
29 May 2007 | by (Worcester, MA) – See all my reviews

Doris Wishman has made some really jaw-dropping and hilarious exploitation films, especially the Chesty Morgan films and "Bad Girls Go to Hell". However, the infamous "Nude on the Moon" isn't in their league. And you know what that means - this is one dull flick. Its one of those films you can watch on fast-forward and pick up on all the plot details. And while its certainly campy and shoddy-looking, there isn't a laugh to be found. A few smirks sure, but never a real moment of unintentional humor.

I'm not sure exactly what went wrong, because the premise itself made this flick sound funner than it actually is. Maybe its Wishman's pacing, or lack thereof. Her trademark style is on display (focusing on random objects when the characters talk to cover up the post-dubbed dialog), but its not as fun this time around. This is one of those films were absolutely nothing happens. The astronauts take about thirty minutes to land on the moon (I can imagine nudie fans back in the day became very impatient), and once they land they just wander around aimlessly. The film's nudity may have raised a few eyebrows back in the day, but its was extremely tame and dated just two years later. Viewed today, there's nothing shocking and its all rather innocent. "Nude on the Moon" is worth watching once, just to say you've seen it. However, don't go in with high or even moderate expectations. Its very dull. (3/10)


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