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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 Mravak Ellye Mravak ... Cat-Woman (as Ellye Marshall)
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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Released on 9/3/53. The following day Project Moon Base (1953) was released using the same costumes and sets. See more »


Wires visible coming from the giant spider. 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 »


References Project Moon Base (1953) See more »

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3-D and Elmer Bernstein music! (and still it stinks . . . )
2 March 2002 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

Mission Commander Sonny Tufts and his crew of space explorers brave the perils of a hostile Moon. They are threatened by a giant Moon spider and captured by telepathic lunar Amazons in black tights. A love triangle develops between Sonny, one of the Moon women, and a fellow crew person (Marie Windsor).

Okay, so it's not a great movie, but it was originally filmed in 3-D, and the music is by Elmer Bernstein (who scored both `The Ten Commandments' and `Robot Monster'. What a career!).

The 1958 film `Missile to the Moon' is essentially a remake, complete with the giant spider. The only improvement it makes is to give the girls more colorful costumes.

Just for the record, the other films with all-girl alien worlds are `Queen of Outer Space', `A & C go to Mars', and `Fire Maidens from Outer Space'. The girls in `World Without End' are from Earth, and there are a few men, but they're wimpy compared to the astronauts who show up to romance them.

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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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