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  • Destination Moon (1950)

    6.2/10

    R | 1h 32min | Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure

    Published Sat., January 06, 2018

  • Destination Moon (1950) Release Dates

  • In Theaters: March 04, 2016
  • DVD: May 01, 2016

Destination Moon (1950) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring Mike Miller, John Archer, Steve Carruthers, Bert Stevens, Tom Powers

Directed by Irving Pichel

Synopsis: One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon.

Tagline: TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING!

Synopsis: After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation construction firms to help build a rocket that will take them to the moon. Together they gather the captains of industry and all pledge to support the goals of having the United States be the first to put a man on the moon. They build their rocket and successfully leave the Earth's gravitational pull and make the landing as scheduled. Barnes has miscalculated their fuel consumption however and after stripping the ship bare, they are still 100 lbs too heavy meaning that one of them will have to stay behind.

Tagline: UP UP UP Seven miles a second

Storyline: One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the Moon.

  • Destination Moon (1950) Movie Details

  • Directors: Irving Pichel
  • Writers: Alford Van Ronkel, Robert A. Heinlein, James O'Hanlon
  • Cast: Mike Miller, John Archer, Steve Carruthers, Bert Stevens, Tom Powers, Irving Pichel, Jack Gargan, Franklyn Farnum, Kenner G. Kemp, Cosmo Sardo, Everett Glass, Warner Anderson, Dick Wesson, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Knox Manning, Grace Stafford, Ted Warde
  • Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi, Adventure
  • Producers: George Pal
  • Musicians: Leith Stevens
  • Cinematographers: Lionel Lindon
  • Editors: Duke Goldstone
  • Runtime: 92 min / 1h 32min
  • Year: 1950
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 1
  • Awards: 2
  • Nominations: 2
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