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12 to the Moon (1960)

| Sci-Fi | June 1960 (USA)
An international team embarks on an expedition to the moon in an uncommonly spacious rocketship. There they encounter a faceless alien intelligence who conclude that the human race is too ... See full summary »

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Dr. Luis Vargas (as Tony Dexter)
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Dr. David Ruskin
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Roger Til ...
Dr. Etienne Martel
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Dr. Sigrid Bomark
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An international team embarks on an expedition to the moon in an uncommonly spacious rocketship. There they encounter a faceless alien intelligence who conclude that the human race is too immature and dangerous and must be destroyed. Written by Leo L. Schwab <ewhac@best.com>

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Join the first astronauts in the space-conquering flight to the moon! See more »

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Twelve to the Moon  »

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$150,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

The astronauts' acceleration couches were common tube-lined poolside recliners. See more »

Goofs

The view of Earth on the return trip shows incorrect river systems. For instance, there is no prominent river that drains from the south end of Lake Michigan nor are there river drainages that show the northwest to southeast trends. See more »

Crazy Credits

The "starring" cast credits are shown against a background of stars. Each name seems to zoom outward from the center of the screen, like meteors in a shower; but as each one appears it stops and remains onscreen until all 12 names are visible simultaneously. Ken Clark's name is the first shown, followed in order by Michi Kobi, Tom Conway, Tony Dexter, John Wengraf, Bob Montgomery Jr., Phillip Baird, Richard Weber, Tema Bey, Roger Til, Cory Devlin, and "and Anna-Lisa"; but when they have all settled in their places, the first row of names has Clark, Baird, Dexter, Til, Conway; the second row has Devlin, Bey, Montgomery, Wengraf; and the third row has Kobi, Anna-Lisa, Weber. Francis X. Bushman's name appears on a second screen as a "guest star". See more »

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Featured in Mystery Science Theater 3000: 12 to the Moon (1994) See more »

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Lynch Fever
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Music by Trevor Duncan
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Stay on the moon!
2 April 2004 | by (Queens, NY) – See all my reviews

I find splendor in these B gems depicting man's future in space. Obviously, this is before the first moon landing, although the movie makes the moon seem so much fun (and more gravity). There is a multi-ethnic cast which brings conflict between a few of the nation's reps. Of COURSE, USA leads the mission and it doesn't really go that well. Laugh at the moon sandbox, lava flowing, a couple of cats, an astronaut who suddenly starts claiming "evil" surrounds them, the cheesy ship and even cheesier meteor shower, inept and incompetent astronauts making stupid decisions, alien hieroglyphics and 12 to the Moon is one of those yesteryear films that was just so wrong, but unintentionally funny. Those poor cats! I don't know how but Mike and the bots make this really bad movie a hoot to watch.

Not as dull as Fire Maidens from Outer Space.


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