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
Subterranean mole-men inflicting weird tortures on all captives!
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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
Some of the archive monster footage edited from an unidentified film, was shot in an anamorphic wide screen process, and is here seen squeezed to fit the narrower 1.85:1 non-anamorphic ratio. See more
It's amazing how a Frenchman always finds a woman.