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From the Earth to the Moon (1958)

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Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential... See full summary »

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Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile. Written by Anonymous

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The Amazing Story of the Boldest Adventure Dared by Man!


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26 November 1958 (USA)  »

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Da Terra à Lua  »

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This was one of the last films produced for RKO. By the time it was completed, RKO had ceased production and distribution. It was released through Warner Brothers. See more »

Goofs

During the exterior shots of the Columbiad, you can clearly see the metal bar with pipes holding it up and feeding fuel to the flaming "engines" which are trying to hide it. See more »

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Referenced in Trumbo (2007) See more »

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Electronic Tonalities
(uncredited)
from Forbidden Planet (1956)
composed by Bebe Barron and Louis Barron
heard during the scenes on board the rocket
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Dreadful!
10 October 2010 | by (T'ville, Utah) – See all my reviews

This appears to be an incredibly cheap Italian production. The script is terrible and makes very little sense. The photography is mediocre at best. The sound is simply awful, especially the eerie Theramin music. Cast of tens in the crowd scenes.

Joseph Cotten tries a little but George Sanders just mails his role in. You can't blame him because the dialog is often beyond bad. Debra Paget is beautiful and that's all. Don Dubbin is so bad that it's no wonder he disappeared from the screen.

It's so laughable, it would make a good episode on Mystery Science Theater 3000. Especially the multi-story space capsule/cannonball that's like a small house inside.

If nothing else is on TV, go outside and look at the real moon.


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