Algeria 1881. Two men, Michael Denning and Hector Servadac are having a duel with one another when a comet goes past the earth at low altitude. The strong wind this creates transports the two men to the moon. They find themselves in a jungle inhabited by reptiles and prehistoric humans. They have a difficult time before they manage to adapt to the dangers, but eventually they each find a girl to spend time with, awaiting the next return of the comet to take them back to Earth. Written by
Battle for survival - against brutal, bestial Neanderthals!
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Did You Know?
Some US advertising materials promoted the movie as having been filmed in "Monstascope", suggesting some kind of wide-screen process, but this was entirely misleading. In fact, the film was photographed with spherical lenses and projected at 1.85:1 - wider than regular Academy aperture (1.37:1), but not quite CinemaScope. See more
The characters experience a fairly normal Earth like day-night cycle. Approximately 12 hours of daylight and 12 of darkness. Nights and days on the moon last 14+ DAYS each. See more
It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.
Referenced in One Million Years B.C.