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  • First Men in the Moon (1964)

    7.1/10

    R | 1h 43min | Sci-Fi, Adventure

    Published Wed., June 06, 2018

  • First Men in the Moon (1964) Release Dates

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

First Men in the Moon (1964) Plot & Synopsis

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Starring George Hilsdon, John Forbes-Robertson, Betty McDowall, Tim Turner, Miles Malleson

Directed by Nathan Juran

Synopsis: 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 an 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 accidentally taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take an unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors…

Tagline: H.G. Wells’ Astounding Adventure in Dynamation!

Synopsis: 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 an 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 accidentally taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take an unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors...

Tagline: H.G. Wells' Astounding Adventure in Dynamation!

Storyline: When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.

  • First Men in the Moon (1964) Movie Details

  • Directors: Nathan Juran
  • Writers: Nigel Kneale, Jan Read, H.G. Wells
  • Cast: George Hilsdon, John Forbes-Robertson, Betty McDowall, Tim Turner, Miles Malleson, Peter Finch, Laurence Herder, Douglas Ives, Gordon Robinson, Norman Bird, John Murray Scott, Huw Thomas, Valentine Dyall, Kenneth Watson, Erik Chitty, Patrick Halpin, Edward Judd, Lionel Jeffries, Marne Maitland, Paul Carpenter, Sean Kelly, Martha Hyer, Gladys Henson, Hugh McDermott
  • Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure
  • Producers: Ray Harryhausen, Charles H. Schneer
  • Musicians: Laurie Johnson
  • Cinematographers: Wilkie Cooper
  • Editors: Maurice Rootes
  • Runtime: 103 min / 1h 43min
  • Year: 1964
  • MPAA Rating: R
  • Oscars: 0
  • Awards: 0
  • Nominations: 0
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