Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

35mm film, black and white
mono (Western Electric Recording), English

An American science fiction film directed by Arthur Hilton.

Plot Summary

A spaceship lands on and the crew finds it inhabited by a race of cat-women who want to breed with human males to preserve the species.


Directed by: Arthur Hilton
Copyright MCMLIII [1953] by Z.W. Productions, Inc.
R.M. Savini presents
Produced by: Al Zimbalist, Jack Rabin
Screen Play: Roy Hamilton
Original Story Idea: Jack Rabin, Al Zimbalist
Photography: William Whitley
Supervising Film Editor: John Bushelman
Music Composed and Directed by: Elmer Bernstein
Make-up Artist: Harry Thomas
Hair Stylist: Ida Forgette
Hair Creations: Emil Corsillo, Inc.
Special Effects Created by: Jack Rabin, Al Zimbalist
Mechanical Effects: Willis R. Cook
Title and Optical Effects: David Commons
Art Director: William Glasgow

Sonny Tufts [Laird Grainger]
Victor Jory [Kip Reissner]
Marie Windsor [Helen Salinger]
Susan Morrow [Lambda]
Douglas Fowley [Walter Walters]
Bill Phipps [Doug Smith]

The Hollywood Cover Girls
Carol Brewster [Alpha]
Carol Brewster
Betty Arlen
Suzanne Alexander [Zeta]
Roxann Delman
Ellye Marshall
Judy Walsh

Alternative Titles

Cat Women of the Moon – alternative spelling
As Felinas da Lua – Portuguese title
Las mujeres gato de la luna – Mexican, Spanish title
Mulheres-Gato da Lua – Brazilian title
Quei fantastici razzi volanti – Italian title
Rocket to the Moon
Женщины-кошки с Луны – Russian title
月のキャットウーマン – Japanese title

Missile to the Moon (1958)

Extracts included in
Bride of Monster Mania (2000)
Encounter in the Third Dimension (1999)
Horrible Horror (1986)
Midnight Movie Massacre (1989)
Monsters, Madmen & Machines: 80 Years of Science Fiction (1984)
Valley of the Dragons (1961)

See also
Stay (1992)



  • Castle of Frankenstein no.8 p.38 – note (Frankenstein TV movieguide)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.126 no.25 (9 October 1953)
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.127 no.16 (8 December 1953) p.3
  • Kine Weekly no.2470 (28 October 1954) p.26
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.21 no.251 (December 1954) p.177
  • Sight & Sound vol.5 no.4 (April 1995) p.61 – video review
  • Today's Cinema vol.83 no.7124 (21 October 1954) p.5
  • Variety 16 December 1953


  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Film by Walt Lee p.59 – credits
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film Sequels, Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.76-77
  • Variety Science-Fiction Movies by Julian Brown (ed.) p.23-24 – credits, review