Queen of Outer Space

Queen of Outer Space

Director: Edward Bernds Cast: Zsa Zsa Gabor, Eric Fleming, Laurie Mitchell


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This legendarily campy sci-fi epic (shot in color and CinemaScope, and rather lavish for a sci-fi film of this period) concerns a team of astronauts (all men -- this was 1958, you know) who are drawn off course and land on the planet Venus, only to discover it's populated entirely by beautiful women! The space travelers spend a lot of time drooling over their new hosts, dressed in highly practical mini-skirts, but the Venusian queen (Laurie Mitchell) does not much care for her visitors and wants to see them executed. However, not everyone on the planet takes such a hard line against the male gender. One of the Venusians is played by Zsa Zsa Gabor in what is probably the highlight of her film career; the original story was written by Ben Hecht. The producers helped stretch their budget by borrowing costumes and props from a number of other films, including spacesuits from Forbidden Planet, a spaceship from Flight To Mars and sets from World Without End (which was set on Mars, not Venus, though the differences must have escaped the film's scientific advisors).

Product Details

Release Date: 09/20/2011
UPC: 0883316397077
Original Release: 1958
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Archives
Region Code: 0
Time: 1:20:00
Sales rank: 21,124

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Zsa Zsa Gabor Talleah
Eric Fleming Capt. Neil Patterson
Laurie Mitchell Yllana, Queen of Venus
Paul Birch Prof. Konrad
Patrick Waltz Lt. Larry Turner
Barbara Darrow Kaeel
Dave Willock Lt. Michael Cruze
Lisa Davis Motiya
Marilyn Buferd Odeena
Laura Mason Actor
Tania Velia Actor
Mary Ford Venus Girl
Lynn Cartwright Venus Girl
Kathryn Marlowe Venus Girl
Marjorie Durant Venus Girl
Gerry Gaylor Base Commander
Norma Young Venus Girl

Technical Credits
Edward Bernds Director
William Austin Editor
William Austin Editor
William Beaudine Asst. Director
Charles Beaumont Screenwriter
Joseph Kish Set Decoration/Design
Emile LaVigne Makeup
Dave Milton Art Director
Ben Schwalb Producer
Marlin Skiles Score Composer
Wm. Whitley Cinematographer

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