MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 9,513 this week

Man in the Moon (1960)

6.3
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.3/10 from 131 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 2 critic

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...

Director:

Writers:

(original screenplay), (original screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 38 titles
created 11 Apr 2011
 
all
a list of 2767 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
 
list image
a list of 1398 titles
created 07 Mar 2012
 
a list of 432 titles
created 15 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Man in the Moon" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Man in the Moon (1960)

Man in the Moon (1960) on IMDb 6.3/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Man in the Moon.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Sapphire (1959)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1950s London racial hostility to Commonweath immigrants is openly paraded. A pregnant girl, initially assumed to be white, is murdered. As two detectives start to investigate, and ... See full summary »

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Nigel Patrick, Yvonne Mitchell, Michael Craig
Victim (1961)
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A prominent lawyer goes after a blackmailer who threatens gay men with exposure (homosexual acts still being illegal). But he's gay himself...

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Sylvia Syms, Dennis Price
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Rural Louisiana, summer of 1957, Elvis is King. At 14, Dani is coming of age. Her older sister is beautiful, smart, and off to Duke in the fall; her mom's pregnant with number four (Dad ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Mulligan
Stars: Sam Waterston, Tess Harper, Gail Strickland
Adventure | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A disgruntled veteran recruits a group of disgraced collegues to perform a bank robbery with military precision.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Nigel Patrick, Roger Livesey
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A young couple inherits a debt-ridden old movie theater, appropriately nicknamed "The Flea Pit," and the three eccentric senior citizens who work there.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Virginia McKenna, Bill Travers, Margaret Rutherford
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

This is the story of the riotous, romantic, exciting, astonishing and highly entertaining adventures of Lt Commander Badger, RN. An exceptionally likeable fellow, the Badger has one besetting sin, a shining honesty.

Director: Wendy Toye
Stars: Kenneth More, Lloyd Nolan, Joan O'Brien
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A dedicated British scientist tests the possibility of brainwashing. If the experiment succeeds, he will stop loving his wife.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Dirk Bogarde, Mary Ure, John Clements
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Paul, a divorced architect, marries Nichole, a woman from Paris. His teen daughter Jenny has fallen in with the English beatnik scene and likes to hang out in cave-like clubs to listen to ... See full summary »

Director: Edmond T. Gréville
Stars: David Farrar, Noëlle Adam, Christopher Lee
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.5/10 X  

On a South African plantation, a maniac is on the loose, first killing the estate's animals, then starting on the human members.

Director: Ray Austin
Stars: Mark Burns, Shirley Anne Field, David Oxley
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When an injured wife murderer takes refuge on a remote Lancashire farm, the owners three children mistakenly believe him to be the Second Coming of Christ.

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: Alan Bates, Bernard Lee, Norman Bird
The Man in the Moon (TV Movie 1960)
Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Stars: Andy Williams, Lisa Kirk, Diahann Carroll
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Struggle between a Liverpool Juvenile Liaison officer and a young and dangerous pyromaniac.

Director: Basil Dearden
Stars: Stanley Baker, Anne Heywood, David McCallum
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
William Blood
Shirley Anne Field ...
Polly
...
Dr. Davidson
...
Leo
John Glyn-Jones ...
Dr. Wilmot
John Phillips ...
Prof. Stephens
Norman Bird ...
Herbert
Noel Purcell ...
Prospector
Bernard Horsfall ...
Rex
Newton Blick ...
Dr. Hollis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Boa ...
Roy
Ed Devereaux ...
Storekeeper
Lionel Gamlin ...
Doctor #2
Danny Green ...
Lorry driver
Jeremy Lloyd ...
Jaguar driver
Edit

Storyline

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...

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A riotous comedy of space travel! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

25 August 1961 (Finland)  »

Also Known As:

A la Luna me voy  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

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

Quotes

Blood: Married? Are you kidding? I wouldn't touch it. I've got my career to think about. The only reason I'm at the top of my profession is that I have absolute peace of mind. You're married though, aren't you?
J.B. Davidson: Well, yes, as a matter of fact.
Blood: I can always tell.
J.B. Davidson: How?
Blood: Well look at you. Toxic as a crow, sneezing like a maniac, cigarette ash all down your front, nervous, out of breath, you've got married man written across your forehead in big neon letters!
J.B. Davidson: But I'm happily married.
Blood: Ah, she's got you well ...
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hilde (2009) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

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.


6 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Has this film ever been released to video? dpenwarn
Discuss Man in the Moon (1960) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?