H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (1964)
Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 7
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Release Date: Nov 20, 1964 Wide
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 1,744
First Men in the Moon is an H.G. Welles cinemadaptation from director Nathan Juran. When scientists in the year 1964 are confused by evidence of a long-ago space flight, nonagenarian Arnold Bedford (Edward Judd) explains all. Back in 1899, Bedford, eccentric scientist Joseph Cavor (Lionel Jeffries) and heroine Kate Callender (Martha Hyer) took a trip to the moon in a home-made space vehicle. Once on the lunar surface, they encountered an alien civilization resembling an ant colony, complete with
Nov 20, 1964 Wide
Mar 26, 2002
Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Despite its flaws, FIRST MEN IN THE MOON remains a charming entertainment that stirs our Sense of Wonder with its fantastic imagery...
Never mind how Cavorite works or whether jumping about on the moon (with wires visible) wearing only a diving suit and no gloves is really a good idea.... [It] remains a delightful B-movie charmer ... that's still endearing and entertaining.
One of the most completely satisfying of all sci-fi films.
Audience Reviews for H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon
- Prof. Joseph Cavor: It's absolutely imperial!
- Prof. Joseph Cavor: Geese, I adore. Chickens, I detest! I've a good mind to make you fly home! All of you! AAHHH! I HATE CHICKENS!
- Prof. Joseph Cavor: [Kate thinks a gun is a good thing to have along] Madam, the chances of bagging an elephant on the Moon are remote.
- Prof. Joseph Cavor: Please, shut those blasted doors!
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