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Man in the Moon (1960)

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
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Rex
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Roy
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Ed Devereaux ...
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Newton Blick ...
Dr. Hollis
Richard Pearson ...
1st Doctor
Lionel Gamlin ...
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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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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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First cinema film of Bruce Boa. See more »

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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 ...
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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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