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Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 29 June 1960 (Mexico)
Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his... See full summary »

Director:

Richard E. Cunha (as Richard Cunha)

Writers:

H.E. Barrie (screenplay), Vincent Fotre (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Travis ... Steve Dayton
Cathy Downs ... June Saxton
K.T. Stevens ... The Lido
Tommy Cook ... Gary Fennell
Nina Bara ... Alpha
Gary Clarke ... Lon
Michael Whalen ... Dirk Green
Laurie Mitchell ... Lambda
Leslie Parrish ... Zema (as Marjorie Hellen)
Henry Hunter Henry Hunter ... Col. Wickers
Lee Roberts ... Sheriff Cramer
Pat Mowry Pat Mowry ... Moon Girl
Tania Velia ... Moon Girl
Sanita Pelkey Sanita Pelkey ... Moon Girl
Lisa Simone Lisa Simone ... Moon Girl
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Escaped convicts Gary and Lon are caught hiding in a rocket by scientist Dirk Green, who forces them to pilot the ship to the moon. Dirk, who's secretly a moon being, wants to return to his home satellite. Dirk's partner Steve Dayton and his fiancé June stowaway on the ship by accident. Will they all make it back safely? Written by Mark Holcomb <mholcomb@europa.com>

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Final film of Lee Roberts. See more »

Goofs

Dirk dies aboard ship, but no indication is ever made of what they did with his body. See more »

Quotes

The Lido: You have not even commented on my blindness.
Steve Dayton: I was very sorry to see it.
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Alternate Versions

A colorized version of the film was released in 2007. See more »

Connections

Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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Best Dubbed Scream
2 August 2000 | by twanuritSee all my reviews

The dubbed female scream, commonly used in the 1950s, gets especially good notices in this intriguing science-fiction film. It's so good, 2 actresses, Cathy Downs and Nina Bara, get to use the exact same scream. The film is competently told, sincerely acted, particularly by K.T. Stevens as the Moon's Queen, and the always reliable Ms. Downs. The rock creatures are eerie; in fact "Galaxy Quest" (1999) honors this film with their giant rock monster. The spider is a bit puppet like, but the Moon women are compelling.

Above-average chills.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1960 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Missile to the Moon See more »

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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