Catwomen of the Moon
|Victor Jory as Kip Reissner|
|Marie Windsor as Helen Salinger|
|Sonny Tufts as Laird Grainger|
|Carol Brewster as Alpha|
From the 1950s comes this harrowing vision of the future. Well, maybe not harrowing. More like terribly inaccurate, misogynist, and low budget.
From the opening with standard 50’s Narrator/Philosopher droning on about man reaching the stars: “Why must we wait…why not now?” we are in for a rocket ride of sci-fi “fun” (shame). The intrepid crew of Moon Rocket 4 wake up on their hammocks as the first people in space. They are all white, but there is an actual woman on board!
|Captain Laird Grainger — Jerk.|
|Kip Reissner — Co-Pilot. In love with…|
|Helen Salinger — Navigator, and an actual woman, loves Kip but is with Laird.|
|Walt Walters — Engineer, mustachioed and wants to make a buck on everything, especially moon souvenirs|
|Doug Smith — Radio Operator, young.|