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Fire Maidens of Outer Space (1956)

Fire Maidens from Outer Space (original title)
Approved | | Sci-Fi | 6 September 1956 (USA)
A team of astronauts lands on a moon of Jupiter to find it populated with beautiful young women looking for mates. An old man explains to the explorers the group's story, as well as the moon's dangers.

Director:

Cy Roth

Writers:

Cy Roth (original story), Cy Roth (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anthony Dexter ... Luther Blair
Susan Shaw ... Hestia
Paul Carpenter Paul Carpenter ... Capt. Larson
Jacqueline Curtis Jacqueline Curtis ... Duessa
Harry Fowler ... Sydney Stanhope
Sydney Tafler Sydney Tafler ... Dr. Higgins
Owen Berry Owen Berry ... Prasus
Rodney Diak Rodney Diak ... Anderson
Maya Koumani Maya Koumani ... Fire Maiden
Richard Walter Richard Walter ... The Creature
Norma Arnould Norma Arnould ... Fire Maiden
Sylvia Burrows Sylvia Burrows ... Fire Maiden
Ann Elsden Ann Elsden ... Fire Maiden
Marcella Georgius Marcella Georgius ... Fire Maiden
Corinne Gray Corinne Gray ... Fire Maiden
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Storyline

After landing on the 13th moon of Jupiter, the men from Earth debark from their ship to find a forested area containing the last remnant of lost Atlantis: an old man named Prossus, a bevy of nubile young women eager for husbands, and -- The Creature. "The beast with the head of a fish," laments Prossus. "It must be destroyed -- yet it is indestructible!" Written by Christopher P. Winter <cpwinter@ix.netcom.com>

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Taglines:

ROCKET-MEN'S SENSATIONAL DISCOVERY IN OUTER SPACE! World of Women seeking male partners to carry on race! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Certificate:

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 September 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Fire Maidens of Outer Space See more »

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Production Co:

Criterion Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Each of the meteors in the meteor storm, whilst going to the 13th moon, makes a whooshing sound in the vacuum of space where sound is nonexistent. See more »

Goofs

When Doctor Higgins checks the time, a close-up shows his wristwatch against the cuff of his shirt. However, he is wearing a t-shirt. See more »

Quotes

Hestia: I prayed for you.
Luther Blair: I'll never fail you, Hestia.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits: All characters in space are fictitious. See more »


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Grand Vista
by Trevor Duncan
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A voyage to a moon of Jupiter? Oo-kay . . .
2 March 2002 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

Low-low-low budget nonsense. The crew of a mission to the 13th moon of Jupiter think they've hit pay dirt when they discover an all-female, man-hungry civilization, the descendants of the Lost Continent of Atlantis (who presumably developed space flight before they sank into the ocean). The Atlantian women need men for the usual reasons, and the spacemen think that's just fine.

The highlight of the film is when the Fire Maidens do their ceremonial dance to a lilting rendition of `Stranger in Paradise' (no, it's not sexy, just funny). But alas, things are not as rosy as they first seem for our love-struck astronauts. A mutant in leotards attacks them, and the women turn out to have some strange habits (they get their energy by lying around in flames!).

Slow pacing and an actionless story make this one tough to enjoy, even for fans of the `Journey to the All-Girl Alien Planet' subgenera. `A & C go to Mars' does it much better.


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