1958/Director: Richard E. Cunha/Writers: H.E. Barrie, Vincent Fotre
Cast: Richard Travis, Cathy Downs, K.T. Stevens, Tommy Cook, Nina Bara, Gary Clarke, Michael Whalen, Laurie Mitchell, Leslie Parrish
1958's Missile to the Moon is usually considered to be a remake of Cat-Women of the Moon. I guess back in 1958 a remake was not as big a deal as it is now since there was only couple real decades of film making to swipe ideas from and in the sci-fi department the picking were no doubt thinner than lets say the western or crime categories. He title is a little strange really in that I suppose there is some difference between a rocket and a missile but, as stated above, Cat-Women of the Moon was also released under the title Rocket to the Moon and so maybe there was some copyright issues involved with the title. I cannot find anything online to verify that useless theory but maybe there is something out there if anyone wants to research this. In fact the very same puppet spider used in Cat-Women reappears here to menace the astronauts in perhaps the very same lunar cave. But there are a few differences in the storyline and way the film is made that makes Missile to the Moon a stand alone movie. Missile to the Moon tries to be slightly more serious in tone than Cat-Women and that only adds to the cheesy quality of the film. Both films have their charms and some people prefer one over the other. I am simply torn and recommend the films as a double feature one night and you must make up your own minds.