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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 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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Storyline

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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Man reaches Moon...a strange forbidding race See more »

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Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1960 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

Bestie des Grauens 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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Trivia

Riffed by the guys from MST3K under the Rifftrax name, Michael J Nelson, Bill Corbett and Kevin Murphy. 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

Referenced in The Dearly Departed (2017) See more »

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The Original "Amazon Women On the Moon"
27 April 2000 | by silentgpaleoSee all my reviews

This B-movie double feature classic is definitely the original inspiration for the title parody in the film "Amazon Women on the Moon". That film, however, featured the gorgous Sybil Danning, while in this 50's classic, we have to settle for teenage beauty contestants.

Not to say that the girls aren't cute. But, with all the elements involved here, it wouldn't have hurt the proceedings to show some skin. Alas, this is the 50's and certain production codes prohibited nudity in this sort of film, so we are stuck with clothed beauties.

The plot? Oh, yes, for some reason I got distracted. The infantile storyline concerns a scientist who is hijacked by escaped convicts. The ragtag crew blastoff in a rocketship towards the moon, where they meet up with rock creatures, giant spiders(who guard diamonds) and femme fatales. The number one cheesy high-point is the landing on the moon, and the dialogue is a close second.

This film, along with QUEEN FROM OUTER SPACE, makes for preliminary viewing for anyone interested in 50's sci-fi, ultra-low-budget style. Maybe someday it will show up on DVD, and I'll get a copy. Just so I can look at those Moon Beauties, and think of what a classic the film would've been had it been made in the swingin' seventies.


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