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Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)

Fire Maidens from Outer Space (original title)
Approved | | Sci-Fi | 6 September 1956 (USA)
A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group's story, as well as the moon's dangers.

Director:

Cy Roth

Writers:

Cy Roth (original story), Cy Roth (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Dexter ... Luther Blair
Susan Shaw ... Hestia
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Capt. Larson
Jacqueline Curtis ... Duessa
Harry Fowler ... Sydney Stanhope
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Dr. Higgins
Owen Berry Owen Berry ... Prasus
Rodney Diak Rodney Diak ... Anderson
Maya Koumani Maya Koumani ... Fire Maiden
Richard Walter Richard Walter ... The Creature
Norma Arnould Norma Arnould ... Fire Maiden
Sylvia Burrows Sylvia Burrows ... Fire Maiden
Ann Elsden Ann Elsden ... Fire Maiden
Marcella Georgius Marcella Georgius ... Fire Maiden
Corinne Gray Corinne Gray ... Fire Maiden
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Storyline

After landing on the 13th moon of Jupiter, the men from Earth debark from their ship to find a forested area containing the last remnant of lost Atlantis: an old man named Prossus, a bevy of nubile young women eager for husbands, and -- The Creature. "The beast with the head of a fish," laments Prossus. "It must be destroyed -- yet it is indestructible!" Written by Christopher P. Winter <cpwinter@ix.netcom.com>

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Out of This World SHOCK SENSATION! See more »

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Sci-Fi

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Trivia

This 1956 release takes place on the 13th moon of Jupiter. In real life, Jupiter's 13th moon was discovered in 1974. See more »

Goofs

A hand grenade bounces to the right and behind an altar, but the explosion comes from the front and center. See more »

Quotes

Prasus: Welcome my friends. Welcome to New Atlantis.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: All characters in space are fictitious. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Radar Secret Service (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

Challenge of Space
by Trevor Duncan
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Did you ever wonder what happened to Anthony Dexter after VALENTINO? Me neither, but here he is!
24 March 2001 | by reptilicusSee all my reviews

If I had a dollar, no better make that five dollars in these inflationary days, for every time Cy Roth's name appeared on the screen during the opening credits for this film I'd have enough to make my own movie! A bunch of British astronauts take an exploratory trip to the 13th moon of Jupiter (a neat trick in itself since this was made in 1956 and Jupiter's 13th moon was not even discovered until the late 1970's!) and discover a race of mini-skirted sex kittens who are the descendants of the survivors of Atlantis who left Earth some 3000 years ago! There is only one man on the planet and he is quite old so the girls welcome the arrival of young, virile men. Now in real life the guys would probably dismantle the rocket and live happily ever after. But do they in this movie? NOOOOOOOOOOOO! They are veddy proper Englishmen and they just want to go home! ("I'm a happily married man." one of them even states with quite the stiff upper lip.) Oh, there is one other male on the planet, a weird mutant known as The Creature. This has got to be one of the most laughable monsters in movie history. A skinny guy in a black bodysuit with clearly visible zipper and an unmoving fright mask. Yow! Even Larry Buchanan's monsters weren't that bad! Susan Shaw and Jacqueline Curtis are the Fire Maidens who get the most screen time but in the crowd is Kim Parker who would go face-to-whatever with the FIEND WITHOUT A FACE in 1958. This movie used to run on late-late shows all the time. It desperately needs to be released on video for a new generation to see. Yes kids, once upon a time people actually paid 35 cents on Saturday afternoons to see stuff like this.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Maidens of Outer Space See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Criterion Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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