Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera...

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William Blood
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Polly
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Herbert
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Dr. Davidson
John Glyn-Jones ...
Dr. Wilmot
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Prof. Stephens
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Leo
Bernard Horsfall ...
Rex
Bruce Boa ...
Roy
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Ed Devereaux ...
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Newton Blick ...
Dr. Hollis
Richard Pearson ...
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Lionel Gamlin ...
2nd Doctor
Russell Waters ...
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Scientists are looking for a man to send up to be the first man on the moon. A man immune to worry, disease and even the common cold. They think they have found him until the impossible happens at Woomera...

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23 January 1961 (Sweden)  »

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First cinema film of Bruce Boa. See more »

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Dr. Wilmot: Terrible thing truth, particularly if the wrong people get hold of it.
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Righty-ho Chaps!
19 August 2001 | by (Perth, Western Australia) – See all my reviews

If the British had ever mounted a moon exploration mission I wouldn't expect this film to be too far from the truth. Kenneth More plays Billy Blood, an everyman selected to be the first man on the moon by three crackpot 'NASTI' scientists who deem the trip too dangerous to be made by trained astronauts.

There follows a series of experiments, three jealous astronauts, a stripper girlfriend and a baked beans tin in the Australian Outback...

It's British, it's mad, and it's fanciful, if not a little wayward in parts..look out for a young Charles Gray enjoying himself as the upper-crust astronaut brainwashed into being Blood's new best friend...

"I say chaps, I shouldn't have had that last bit of tea and toast before take-off"...


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