Director: Kurt Neumann
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Osa Massen, John Emery, Noah Beery, Jr., Hugh O'Brian
Feminists would have a field day with Kurt Neumann's Rocketship X-M, an adventure flick about a mission to the moon that goes awry and sends five astronauts to a hostile, radioactive Mars.
Of the five travelers, only one is a woman (played by Osa Massen), and the film's predominantly sexist script is largely devoted to making her feel increasingly uncomfortable by the page. In one scene, Lloyd Bridges's character charms her with, "Why does a woman need to go on space trips and fill her pretty little head with facts and figures for?" If only Bridges realized that Massen's "pretty little head" is the only thing that makes the altogether dull Rocketship X-M even remotely endurable.