Queen of Outer Space
18% Rotten Tomatoes
Genre Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Screenplay Charles Beaumont
Country United States
Director Edward Bernds
Music director Marlin Skiles
|Release date September 7, 1958 (1958-09-07)|
Writer Charles Beaumont (screenplay), Ben Hecht (story)
Cast Zsa Zsa Gábor (Talleah), Eric Fleming (Capt. Neal Patterson), Dave Willock (Lt. Mike Cruze), Laurie Mitchell (Queen Yllana), Lisa Davis (Motiya), Paul Birch (Prof. Konrad)
Similar movies Interstellar, Fire Maidens of Outer Space, Independence Day, 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, 2010
Tagline Mankind's first fantastic flight to Venus - the female planet!
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Queen of Outer Space is a 1958 American CinemaScope science fiction feature film directed by Edward Bernds, and starring Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming and Laurie Mitchell in a tale about a revolt against a cruel Venusian queen. The screenplay by Charles Beaumont was based on an idea supplied by Ben Hecht, originally to be titled Queen of the Universe. The film was released theatrically in some areas on a double bill with the Boris Karloff film Frankenstein 1970 (1958).
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Captain Patterson (Eric Fleming) and his space crew (Dave Willock, Patrick Waltz and Paul Birch) crash land on Venus and are captured. They learn the planet is under the dictatorship of cruel Queen Yllana (Laurie Mitchell), a masked woman who has banished men from the planet. In the palace, the astronauts are aided by a beautiful courtier named Talleah (Zsa Zsa Gabor) and her friends (Lisa Davis, Barbara Darrow and Marilyn Buferd). The women long for the love of men again and plot to overthrow the evil queen. When Patterson has the opportunity to remove the Queen's mask, he discovers she has been horribly disfigured by radiation burns caused by men and their wars. In a fury, the Queen decides to destroy Earth and its warlike peoples but she dies in the attempt. The Venusians are free again to enjoy the love of men.
Cast includes Guy Prescott as Colonel Ramsey (uncredited), Gerry Gaylor as base commander, Ralph Gamble as officer in anteroom (uncredited) and Joi Lansing as an astronaut's girlfriend (uncredited). Venusians are played by Tania Velia, Norma Young, Marjorie Durant, Brandy Bryan, Ruth Lewis and June McCall. Cast member Marilyn Buferd was crowned Miss America 1946.
Rotten Tomatoes, a review aggregator, reports that 18% of 11 surveyed critics gave the film a positive review; the average rating is 4.2/10. Variety called it "a good-natured attempt to put some honest sex into science-fiction".
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