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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.

Director:

Arthur Hilton

Writers:

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

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1953 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cat Women of the Moon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Z-M Productions See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[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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Edited into FrightMare Theater: Cat Women of the Moon (2017) See more »

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Great Cinema!
9 March 2001 | by artzauSee all my reviews

Don't believe the detractors. This is great cinema. See Marie Windsor (Always worth the price of admission), Victor Jory as a good guy (with his constant 'I'm a bit constipated,' broken smile) and catch a glimpse of rich boy turned bad boy Sonny Tufts (scion of the Tufts family of Tufts University fame)on the down slide from hero roles of the late 40s. The F/X are dazzling, the ... well, OK. It's, shall we say, not quite up to some of the other sci-fi thrillers of that era, e.g., When Worlds Collide, War of the Worlds, From the Earth to the Moon, Rocket X-9, the Man from Planet X, etc., but it's a lot friendlier. And, the cat ladies dancing are great too. This movie is fun...and Marie Windsor is still a delight to see!


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