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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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Adventure Into The Unknown See more »

Genres:

Drama | Sci-Fi

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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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Trivia

Nina Bara, who plays the evil, scheming, back-stabbing Alpha, was familiar to genre audiences from her role as Tonga on the television series Space Patrol (1950). Popular 1960s/1970s television and movie co-star Leslie Parrish also appears, billed under her real name Marjorie Hellen. 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: 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 100 Years of Horror: Mutants (1996) See more »

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More showgirls on planets...
3 August 2004 | by ptb-8See all my reviews

And a remake of THE QUEEN OF OUTER SPACE.....let alone CATWOMEN OF THE MOON...all of which of course I loved. This one has some funny wobbly foam rock-men and the most hilarious big spider I have ever seen. The spaceship has army disposal double bunks and the two escapee crims are lewd and bumpkin level drowsy in that order. Even the 3 year old I was babysittng had to see it several times to believe it all. Tracy Turnblad level of showgirl Hairdoos and a dance number musical number using only a tambourine and bongos for music gives accurate indication to the fantastic cheapness of this demented extravaganza. Miss Hungary appears along with Miss Miami at one stage, I think. Awesome!


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