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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.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Dexter ... Luther Blair
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Capt. Larson
Susan Shaw ... Hestia
Harry Fowler ... Sydney Stanhope
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Dr. Higgins
Jacqueline Curtis Jacqueline Curtis ... Duessa
Rodney Diak Rodney Diak ... Anderson
Maya Koumani Maya Koumani ... Fire Maiden
Owen Berry Owen Berry ... Prasus
Richard Walter Richard Walter ... The Monster
Norma Arnould Norma Arnould ... Fire Maiden
Jan Holden ... Fire Maiden
Sylvia Burrows Sylvia Burrows ... Fire Maiden
Shane Cordell Shane Cordell ... Fire Maiden (as Eunice Jebbett)
Ann Elsden Ann Elsden ... Fire Maiden


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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Release Date:

6 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Maidens of Outer Space See more »

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Criterion Films See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The spaceship descends using rockets. Yet none of grass underneath it is scorched. Maybe they knew the secret of cold fusion. See more »


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


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

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


Edited from King Dinosaur (1955) See more »


Challenge of Space
Music by Trevor Duncan
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Not the good kind of bad.
20 February 2006 | by Kevin Kennedy-SpaienSee all my reviews

I just saw this at the Boston Sci-Fi Film Festival 31. I have a few observations to offer.

This movie certainly falls within the realm of "there go eighty minutes of my life that I'll never get back again". In fact I have two quite earnest theories about this movie that may account for at least a part of its overall horribility.

It is quite obvious that the film was only minimally scripted. There were all the hallmarks of improvised dialog, but not in an artsy experimental cinema kind of way. More like "OK, We've got this sound stage for an hour, but no dialog written. Action!" My other suspicion is that the studio contracted for a film of a specific length, and the director was actively trying to pad it out. This is quite obvious. Another commenter mentioned product placements for Longines watches, but not every time we were subjected to real-time half-minute closeups of clocks were we looking at a Longines.

Finally, If I ever hear Borodin's "Stranger in Paradise" again, I'll strangle myself! It was played at least twelve times, I'd swear.

I've officially named the villain "Mr. Tiki-Head" for reasons that will be obvious if you have the misfortune to view this dreadful excuse for a movie.

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