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Missile to the Moon (1958)

Approved | | Drama, Sci-Fi | 29 June 1960 (Mexico)
Escaped cons stowaway on a flight to the moon and discover alien women ruled by a sadistic queen. Restored and in Color!

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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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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Adventure Into The Unknown See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

Body count: 15 (8 shown killed) (includes spider and rock monster) See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the officer picks up the police microphone to talk to 'control'. Throughout the scene, he never pushes the button to activate the talk function, he just holds it as he says his lines. See more »

Quotes

The Lido: The law of the Lido must be obeyed!
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Alternate Versions

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

Connections

Featured in Burying the Ex (2014) See more »

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A remake of "Cat Women of the Moon"? Why?
2 March 2002 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

Richard E. Cunha's low budget remake of `Cat Women of the Moon' contains some hysterical flaws. When the spacemen land on the Moon, the full-sized rocket prop they stand beneath is obviously just a flat cardboard mockup of the lower ten feet. The lunar `rockmen' who attack the astronauts look like stone Gumbies -- and the noses of the people in the suits stick out plainly from the flat stone `face'. The noises aren't even colored like the stone!

The plot and acting are equally uproarious. After learning that the government is going to take over his private Moon rocket project, a scientist discovers two young fugitives hiding inside his spacecraft. He pulls out a gun and threatens to shot them if they don't agree to serve as crewmen on his lunar voyage. During the trip, the scientist reveals that he is actually an alien from the Moon -- and he built the rocket to get back home!

The lunar civilization is comprised entirely of former beauty contest winners, all dressed up in high heels and showgirl costumes. Gary Clark (`How to Make a Monster') plays one of the young escapees.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 June 1960 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$65,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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