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
Shirley Anne Field ...
Polly
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Dr. Davidson
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Leo
John Glyn-Jones ...
Dr. Wilmot
John Phillips ...
Prof. Stephens
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Herbert
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Prospector
Bernard Horsfall ...
Rex
Newton Blick ...
Dr. Hollis
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Roy
Ed Devereaux ...
Storekeeper
Lionel Gamlin ...
Doctor #2
Danny Green ...
Lorry driver
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Jaguar driver
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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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A riotous comedy of space travel! See more »

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23 January 1961 (Sweden)  »

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Um Homem na Lua  »

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Shirley Anne Field was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl. See more »

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Dr. Wilmot: Terrible thing truth, particularly if the wrong people get hold of it.
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A Large Bar of Chocolate Please
12 October 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I think this film is brilliant. It depicts an era in British history that has long gone.Bubble-type cars, bars of chocolate at the railway station where you could just hop on a steam train and go up to town (London) or anywhere,without having to worry about pre booking or reserving seats, leave your car on the road just outside the station, and it would be there when you got back and no fee! There is a great scene where the use an emersion tank very similar to the stress relieving floatation tanks of today but this looks more fun. Another great scene is near the beginning when Blood reports to the Common Cold Research Station, which actually existed, and there are scenes of galeforce winds in the corridors and rain stopping play in a cricket match. The story line rattles along with pace and as usual in these films, there's a great supporting British cast.


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