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Release Date:
15 April 1966 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
It's the battle of the sexes as savage planet women attack female space invaders! See more »
Plot:
A spaceship crashes upon an unexplored planet, and the rescuers sent to search for survivors discover that decades have passed due to time dilation. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Wendell Corey ... Adm. David King
Keith Larsen ... Cmdr. Scott

John Agar ... Dr. Farrell
Paul Gilbert ... Lt. Red Bradley
Merry Anders ... Lt. Karen Lamont

Irene Tsu ... Linda

Robert Ito ... Tang (as Roberto Ito)

Stuart Margolin ... Chief
Todd Lasswell ... Lt. Charles Anderson, Tang's Father (as Todd Laswell)
Kam Tong ... Jung
Ron Stokes ... Sgt. Allen

Adam Roarke ... Harris
Paul Hampton ... Wilson
Ronald Lyon ... Sgt. Nevins (as Ron Lyon)
Sally Frei ... Sally
Suzie Kaye ... Ens. Stevens
Hans Wedemeyer ... Jang
Glenn Langan ... Capt. Ross
Anthony Lee ... Navigation Officer (as Lee Anthony)
Joyce Carol ... Centaurian Girl on Ship
Jamie McRae ... Sgt. Long (as Jamie Mc Rae)
Joanne Miya ... Zenda, Tang's Mother
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Directed by
Arthur C. Pierce 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Arthur C. Pierce 

Produced by
Jack Broder .... executive producer
Madelynn Broder .... executive producer
George Edwards .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Archie R. Dalzell  (as Archie Dalzell)
 
Film Editing by
George White 
 
Art Direction by
Paul Sylos 
 
Set Decoration by
Harry Reif 
 
Costume Design by
Frank Tauss 
 
Makeup Department
Ted Coodley .... makeup artist
Myrl Stoltz .... hair stylist (as Merle Stoltz)
 
Production Management
Jack Voglin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Dixon .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Ted Cooper .... property master
 
Sound Department
Larry Gannon .... sound mixer
Del Harris .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Joe Zomar .... special effects (as Joseph Zomar)
 
Casting Department
Marvin Paige .... casting consultant
 
Editorial Department
George White .... supervising editor
 
Music Department
Igo Kantor .... music editor
Del White .... music editor
Gordon Zahler .... music
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Leith Stevens .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Stanley Olsen .... script supervisor
 

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90 min | West Germany:88 min
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The original script by Arthur C. Pierce was called simply "The Prehistoric Planet", but producer Jack Broder later added "Women of..." to the title for marketing purposes. To justify this title change, brief scenes were filmed of three actresses in native garb, prancing and swimming semi-nude in the pond and waterfall on the planet. These scenes were only used in foreign release prints, but are visible briefly in the US trailer for the film.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When the ship is supposedly moving, the stars outside the window aren't moving.See more »
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
There's no women or prehistory, but there is a planet!, 10 March 2005
Author: squeaks-2 from United States

With a title like "Women of the Prehistoric Planet" I envisioned a Lost World type movie in which scantily-clad amazonian beauties ride dinosaurs, fight against half-animal savages and a harsh, unforgiving environment. But with only one women, some forced perspective lizards that com-bust on impact, and a bunch of white guys straight out of the U.S. Navy, one can only wonder what the creators of this movie were thinking when they came up with the title.

To be fair, there are some legitimate scientific ideas that are dealt with in the movie, even if the writers don't understand how they really work. For example, the writers were correct in saying that when you travel near the speed of light time slows down, so that a three week journey for the astronauts aboard the spaceship is perceived by those on the planet as taking eighteen years. However, the perception of the people down on the planet has nothing to do with the speed of the planet's rotation but the way in which the planet's matter distorts the space time continuum.

The real plot of this movie is that a spaceship (Cosmos III) is hijacked by the primitive Centurions (a.k.a., non-white people) who probably perform menial domestic services for the crew aboard the spaceship. The ship crash lands on an unexplored planet with only a few survivors. Another ship in the vicinity (Cosmos IV?), moving at nearly the speed of light, travels to rescue the survivors (a three week journey on the spaceship, but an eighteen year wait on the planet). Once on the ground a group of idiots looking like U.S. Navy officers are dispatched to find the crash site. Meanwhile, a beautiful Centurion girl (the ultra-sexy Irene Tsu as Linda) wanders off and encounters a mysterious stranger named Tang who is also a Centurion. Obviously, he's the son of the survivors of the crash eighteen years earlier.

The story of Linda and Tang is probably the most interesting aspect of this movie. Through their adventures together they fall in love but must still deal with the tension of growing up in two very different environments. The other aspect of the plot has to do with clumsy idiots falling off logs into acid pools and shooting at anything that moves with their ultra high tech .44 pistols. The ending of this movie will surprise no one.

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