Mankinds' first expedition to the Moon courts disaster by including a woman in the crew.

Well there's more to it than that, but not much. Part of the LadyLand subgenre of sci-fi cheapies (see also ''QueenOfOuterSpace'' and ''FireMaidensFromOuterSpace'') in which an InterplanetaryVoyage leads to the discovery of an all-female society on another world. Rather than using this premise to explore gender politics of [[TheFifties the time]], we instead get {{fanservice}} and the restoration of a reassuring sense of male patriarchy by the end.

What were you expecting -- [[ThisAintRocketSurgery rocket science]]?

Remade in 1959 as ''Film/MissileToTheMoon''.

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!!''Cat-Women of the Moon'' provides examples of:

* ThreeDMovie
* ArtificialGravity: Used in the cave to hold an atmosphere. Presumably on the rocketship too, as we're spared the obligatory zero-g sequence. Also Laird says their [[SpaceX space boots]] won't weigh as much once they're out on the moon's surface.
* BrainyBrunette: Supposedly Helen, but it turns out her skill in navigation was provided by the evil cat-women! No wonder she doesn't have to ask for directions in space.
* DeathByMaterialism: Walt Walters is constantly pulling cheap stunts to get money (postcards from the moon, advertisement plugs on the radio). He gets stabbed InTheBack in a [[GoldFever cave of gold]].
* DyingRace: Why the cat-women are desperate to TakeOverTheWorld. The Moon is running out of oxygen.
* ElmerBernstein did the score.
* ExactTimeToFailure: TheCaptain points out that Kip's HazmatSuit will barely last a minute in the overloading engine room. Kip quips that he'll have to be 59 seconds then.
* {{Fanservice Extra}}s: The Hollywood Cover Girls (whoever they are) play the (non-speaking) cat-women.
* FauxlosophicNarration: The OpeningMonologue.
* FiveManBand
* FutureSpandex: The cat-women [[NonIndicativeName at least wear catsuits]].
* GiantSpider: Our heroes are attacked by giant puppet spiders, reducing Helen to a ScreamingWoman.
* GratuitousGreek: Alpha and her CoDragons, Beta and [[MinionWithAnFInEvil Lambda]].
* GoldFever: As usual, the moon has [[WorthlessYellowRocks plenty of gold]]. [[Film/{{Moon}} Helium 3, what's that?]]
* HazmatSuit: Kip dons a hooded suit to fix a coolant leak, after the obligatory meteor shower damages their nuclear-powered RetroRocket.
* InterspeciesRomance: Lambda and Doug. It doesn't take them long to discuss what boys and girls get up to on Earth and fall in love.
* LetsSplitUpGang: Averted when Helen is abducted by the cat-women. Kip points out that it makes more sense to wait to see whether she's returned. She is.
* LoveTriangle: Helen loves Kip, but the evil cat-women have made Helen turn her attentions to Laird because it's more suitable for their purpose.
* MindControl: WeakWilled Helen
* NonIndicativeName: Warning -- this movie does not contain {{Catgirl}}s.
* NotableOriginalMusic: This is one of the films ElmerBernstein scored while waiting for [=McCarthy=] to leave power.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: At least ''{{Missile to the Moon}}'' has an explosive climax. This movie ends with Rip running offscreen firing his gun after Alpha and Beta. We then hear him shouting back, "The cat-women are dead! Helen's all right!"
* ThePowerOfLove: Kip breaks Alpha's MindControl just by holding Helen's hand.
* ThePowerOfTheSun: If you put a cigarette over the dividing line between the light and dark sides of the moon, it will burst into flame!
* PropRecycling: The space helmets are leftovers from ''AbbottAndCostello Go to Mars'', produced the same year, as well as sets and costumes from ''ProjectMoonbase'', which was being made at the same time.
* SinisterSilhouettes: Difficult to achieve when the subject is a hair-bunned woman. Except for the HandOfDeath when Walt gets killed.
* SpaceIsCold
-->'''Laird:''' I want everyone to check each other's heaters. It must be set on Number Two, because of the absolute cold of the dark side.
* SpaceMadness: Laird puts down Helen's call to Alpha (which she doesn't remember) as "a touch of space madness".
* StockFootage: The usual 1949 film taken from an A4 rocket launched into the upper atmosphere is reused in a constant loop.
* TakeOverTheWorld: Alpha's evil plan.
-->'''Alpha:''' [[EconomyCast Four of us will be enough.]] We will get their women under our power, and soon we shall rule the whole Earth.
* [[TelepathicSpacemen Telepathic Spacewomen]]
-->'''Alpha:''' We need no language. We can project our thoughts long distances.
* VillainTeleportation: Lambda teleports herself via a bad JumpCut. Leads to a FridgeLogic moment -- if the cat-women can do this, why do they need the spacesuits to get to the rocketship?
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