Cat-Women of the Moon (1953)

USA,
64m
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.

Credits

Crew
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

Cast
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

Remake
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)

References

Periodicals

  • 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

Books

  • 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