Queen of Outer Space 1958

American astronauts are drawn by a mysterious force to the planet Venus, which they find to be inhabited only by beautiful women and their despotic queen.

The Cast

Zsa Zsa Gabor-Talleah
Eric Fleming-Capt. Neal Patterson
Dave Willock-Lt. Mike Cruze
Laurie Mitchell-Queen Yllana
Lisa Davis-Motiya
Paul Birch-Prof. Konrad
Patrick Waltz-Lt. Larry Turner
Barbara Darrow-Kaeel

The Director: Edward Bernds
The Writers: Charles Beaumont, Ben Hecht, Edward Bernds
Music by: Marlin Skiles
Certificate : U

Film Trivia

Costumes worn by the ship's officers and Motiya and other props, such as some weapons and the belt radio with the retractable microphone, were re-used or copied from Forbidden Planet (1956).
The film takes place in 1985.
In an interview, director Edward Bernds said that Zsa Zsa Gabor got very "testy" with the actresses playing the Venusian girls. They were mostly beauty contest winners, and were many years - and in some cases a few decades - younger than her. When she noticed that the crew was paying more attention to the tall, leggy, mini-skirted "Venusians" than they were to her, she became very difficult to work with. He said that Gabor gave producer Ben Schwalb such a hard time on the picture that Schwalb eventually wound up in the hospital with ulcers.
Many of the models, sets, and special effects are taken from World Without End (1956).
The TF 5 rocket shown on the launch pad is an U.S.Army variant of the V2 rocket, and the last test launch of the V2 platform in the USA. That launch was on 19 September 1952.
The film opens with a 15-minute prologue before the opening credits.
The rocket ship model used in this film was also used as a comic prop by Huntz Hall in the 1954 Bowery Boys comedy Paris Playboys (1954).
This story was written by Ben Hecht, a famous and prolific Hollywood writer of movies like "Notorious", "Front Page" and "North to Alaska". The screenplay was written by Charles Beaumont, who along with Rod Serling, was responsible for writing most of the episodes for The Twilight Zone (1959).
Prof. Konrad (Paul Birch) states (around 0:09:55) that July of 1963 was 22 years ago, so the setting is in 1985, which when the movie was released was 27 years in the future.
The project was originally announced as "Queen of the Universe" by Allied Artists in 1951 and was to have been produced by Walter Wanger.
The basic plot element of this film, a planet inhabited solely by females, was used five years earlier in Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953).
It is somewhat of a coincidence that the colors of the uniforms of the armed women on Venus (red, blue, gold) match the basic colors of the uniforms of the original Star Trek (1966) series. The "Star Trek" uniforms in the pilot were different--blue, gold, beige.
The film score was cannibalized by director David L. Hewitt for his quickie Gallery of Horror (1967), starring Lon Chaney Jr. and John Carradine.