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Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 3 September 1953 (USA)
Astronauts travel to the moon where they discover it is inhabited by attractive young women in black tights.


Arthur Hilton


Roy Hamilton (screenplay), Jack Rabin (original story idea) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Sonny Tufts ... Laird Grainger
Victor Jory ... Kip Reissner
Marie Windsor ... Helen Salinger
Susan Morrow ... Lambda
Douglas Fowley ... Walter 'Walt' Walters
William Phipps ... Douglas 'Doug' Smith (as Bill Phipps)
Carol Brewster Carol Brewster ... Alpha
Bette Arlen Bette Arlen ... Cat-Woman (as Betty Arlen)
Suzanne Alexander ... Beta (as Suzann Alexander)
Roxann Delman Roxann Delman ... Cat-Woman
Ellye Marshall Ellye Marshall ... Cat-Woman
Judy Walsh ... Cat-Woman


Five astronauts travel to the dark side of the moon on a scientific expedition. There they discover a cave which somehow retains a breathable atmosphere. They remove their space suits and venture on, soon finding a buried city where the last members of a 2 million year old civilization greet them with food and drink. Little do they know that these eight lovely leotard-clad women are planning to steal their ship. Written by Christopher P. Winter <cpwinter@ix.netcom.com>

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Adventure | Sci-Fi


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"Catwomen of the Moon" was released on September 3, 1953. The following day, September 4, ""Project Moon Base" was released using the same costumes and sets. See more »


Laird borrows one of Helen's cigarettes and places it on the dividing line between sunlight and darkness on the moon's surface, in order to show what would happen to anyone or anything that ventured onto the bright side. The cigarette immediately bursts into flame and disintegrates. First, people and objects suffer no adverse effects from sunlight on the moon. Second, since the moon has no atmosphere there could not be any smoke or flames from the cigarette. See more »


[first lines]
Laird Grainger: The eternal wonders of space and time. The far away dreams and mysteries of other worlds. Other life. The stars. The planets. Man has been face to face with them for centuries, yet is barely able to penetrate their unknown secrets. Sometime, someday, the barrier will be pierced. Why must we wait? Why not now?
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...and featuring THE HOLLYWOOD COVER GIRLS as The Cat Women See more »

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Rhino video version is 3-D See more »


Referenced in Joan of Arcadia: Friday Night (2004) See more »

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See Sonny Tufts Forget His Lines.
9 July 2007 | by Bucs1960See all my reviews

Obviously Sonny Tufts was really hitting the bottle when he appeared in this film. He was touted as a new star in the 40's but his messed up personal life really did him in and he was reduced to playing in Grade Z movies and barely getting by. In several scenes he loses his train of thought and because of the low budget the scenes were not re-shot. What a hoot but at the same time pathetic.

This is one of those little sci-fi films that were so popular in the 1950s, usually low budget and inept. But if you are a bad film buff, you can't help but love Cat Women. There are some good actors in this film.....Victor Jory (how far he had fallen!); the wonderful Marie Windsor who made any film in which she appeared worth watching; and Douglas Fowley who was a film staple for years. And then there were the Cat Woman, slinking around in leotards and dog collars.

I won't go into the "plot" but suffice to say it was the same as all the other films which involved lost civilizations on distant moons. It is such fun and if you love low budget films with ridiculous special effects, bad acting and dialogue that makes you cringe, see Cat Women of the Moon. It's a treat!!

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Release Date:

3 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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Z-M Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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