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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.

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Arthur Hilton

Writers:

Roy Hamilton (screenplay), Jack Rabin (original story idea) | 1 more credit »
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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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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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The control cabin of the rocket is recycled from Project Moon Base (1953). See more »

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Wires visible coming from the giant spider. See more »

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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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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Project Moonbase (1990) See more »

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24 July 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

** (out of 4)

Five astronauts (four men and a woman) land on the moon only to discover that there's oxygen on the thing but not only that but there's some "cat women" who want to steal their ship and go to Earth. For every masterpiece like The Day the Earth Stood Still you had fifty movies like this one and if you have a sense of humor towards bad films then you should enjoy this one. The film runs a very short 63-minutes and it's the type of film where you keep waiting for something to happen and it never does. I'm really not sure what the idea behind this film was other than to cash in on the sci-fi genre as the screenplay offers up nothing. I guess the so-called story deals with the cat women wanting to get back home but none of this really takes place until ten minutes to go and everything leading up to that point is just the astronauts walking around being amazed at what they see. There are some really campy moments including one sequence where the group walks into a cave only to be attacked by giant spiders on strings. Other campy moments include the cat women trying to seduce the men as well as a laughable scene where the astronauts learn that there is oxygen on the moon. Another funny thing is that there are several instances where the astronauts come off so stupid you really have to wonder if they were just homeless men on the street who were picked up and sent on a space mission. Another error happens in the gold cave when the actress accidentally calls the character she's talking to under the actors name. Heck, even future Oscar winner Elmer Bernstein did the score here. If you hate low budget, bad films then you'll hate this one as well but if you like bad movies then there's enough here to make this one "so bad it's good".


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

3 September 1953 (USA) See more »

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