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I Aim at the Stars (1960)

Wernher von Braun (original title)
The story of rocket scientist Dr. Werner Von Braun's career, from the 1920s until the late 1950s.

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Victoria Shaw ...
Maria von Braun
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Anton Reger
Gia Scala ...
Elizabeth Beyer
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U.S. Major William Taggert
Adrian Hoven ...
Mischke
Gerard Heinz ...
Professor Oberth
Karel Stepanek ...
Captain Dornberger
Peter Capell ...
Dr. Neumann
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U.S. Army Major
Austin Willis ...
U.S. General John B. Medaris
Alan Gifford ...
U.S. Army Colonel
Helmo Kindermann ...
General Kulp
Lea Seidl ...
Baroness von Braun
John Crawford ...
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The life story of the famed rocket scientist Dr. Werner von Braun, one of the most brilliant and controversial figures of the space age. Dr. von Braun literally pioneered man's adventure into space through his rocket experiments; his was the brain behind the V-2 rockets which blasted London in World War II; his was also the brain which led America into the development and the launching of space satellites. Written by alfiehitchie

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FROM THE EARTH TO THE STARS...this is the story of Wernher von Braun...the man who thrust the world into the Space Age.

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9 September 1960 (Finland)  »

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A Rocket and Four Stars  »

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According to the American Film Institute:" The film was greeted with demonstrations against Von Braun at showings in Europe and New York, according to various news stories. Prior to the world premiere in Munich, Von Braun and Jurgens held a press conference during which members of the Communist and British press hounded Von Braun with charges that the film whitewashed his war work. The press conference prompted Von Braun to issue the following statement: "I have very deep and sincere regrets for the victims of the V-2 rockets, but there were victims on both sides. A war is a war, and when my country is at war, my duty is to help win that war." Later, a crowd of protesters mobbed the theater where the premiere was held. Demonstrators in London dropped anti-Nazi pamphlets onto theatergoers from a balcony. In New York, the film was picketed by an anti-Fascist youth organization. The film was previewed in Washington at the Senate Office auditorium, and its Oct 1960 opening in Washington was attended by First Lady Mamie Eisenhower and the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. The film was chosen to open the Edinburgh Film Festival, where it received a special diploma of merit." See more »

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The 30 second countdown to the launch of the Jupiter-C rocket, putting America's first satellite into orbit, takes 1 minute 14 seconds. See more »

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I Aim At The Stars
Music by Laurie Johnson
Lyrics by Lionel Bart
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5 stars
4 September 1999 | by (Kingston, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This movie describes the life of Wernher Von Braun very well. It also gives relevant historical background on man's early forays into space. It is a good movie for anyone who is interested in the development of the science of rocketry because this man was highly instrumental in developing the Saturn V booster which took man to the moon in the late 1960s. I have been trying to find a VHS version of this movie without success so if anyone knows of where I might obtain it your suggestions would be appreciated.


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