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The First Men in the Moon
Based On: The First Men in the Moon by H. G. Wells
Directed By: Nathan H. Juran
Released: November 20, 1964
Runtime: 103 minutes
Country: United Kingdom
Language: English

First Men in the Moon is a 1964 science fiction film. It is an adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The First Men in the Moon.


Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old British flag and a document declaring that the moon is taken for Queen Victoria proving that the astronauts were not the first men on the moon. On Earth, an investigation team finds the last of the Victorian crew - a now aged Arnold Bedford and he tells them the story of how he and his girlfriend, Katherine Callender, meet up with a inventor, Joseph Cavor, in 1899. Cavor has invented Cavorite, a paste that will allow anything to deflect gravity and he created a sphere that will actually take them to the moon. Taking Arnold and accidently taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take a unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors...

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