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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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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 »

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Production Co:

Z-M Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Two of the spacesuits are sets from Destination Moon (1950). See more »

Goofs

fires a pistol ~ 1:02 and the sound is that of a rifle, not of a pistol. 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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Crazy Credits

...and featuring THE HOLLYWOOD COVER GIRLS as The Cat Women See more »

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From Gone With The Wind to this.....
4 December 2003 | by JOHN_REIDSee all my reviews

In the early part of his career, Victor Jory appeared in some great films, starring alongside the likes of James Cagney and Errol Flynn. He even had a prominent role in Gone With the Wind. His co-starring role in Cat-Women of the Moon represents a descent to the depths in a film that resembles an amateur high school production. He must have been desperate. This is about as bad as it gets with a horrendously unimaginative miniature rocket and a plot that makes you wonder why they bothered. The absolute highlight occurs midway through the film when the head Cat Women slaps one of the underlings. The slap misses by some margin despite the sound effect of hand making contact with flesh. This scene is so bad that it has been mimicked by comedy writers ever since. The original print has been remastered for some unknown reason. Whoever made the decision to do that wasted their time.


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