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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 ''Film/QueenOfOuterSpace'' and ''Film/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:

* 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.
* ArtisticLicenseAstronomy: The landing site is supposedly where the dark and light sides of the moon meet, but establishing shots of the parked rocket ship show the Earth high in the sky instead of where it should be, very close to the horizon.
* 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.
* 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 [[SpecialEffectsFailure 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
* NeverTrustATrailer: The poster above has snarling, clawed cat-women who don't appear in the movie.
* NonIndicativeName: Warning -- this movie does not contain {{Catgirl}}s.
* NotableOriginalMusic: This is one of the films Music/ElmerBernstein scored while waiting for [=McCarthy=] to leave power.
* OffscreenMomentOfAwesome: At least ''Film/{{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 [[HoldingHands 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!
* 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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