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Moon Pilot (1962)

 -  Family | Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  5 April 1962 (USA)
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An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite ... See full summary »

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Capt. Richmond Talbot
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Maj. Gen. John M. Vanneman
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McClosky aka 'Mac'
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Lyrae
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Walter Talbot
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Agent Brown
Sarah Selby ...
Mrs. Celia Talbot
Dick Whittinghill ...
Col. Briggs
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An Air Force captain inadvertently volunteers to make the first manned flight around the moon. He immediately falls under the watchful protection of various security agencies, but despite all their precautions, a young woman who may be an enemy spy succeeds in making contact with the captain. The captain eventually discovers that this woman is not an enemy but rather a friend from a very unusual source. Written by dinky-4

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Sally Field's film debut. See more »

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During the congratulatory dinner early in the movie, the food on top of Charlie's head changes between shots. See more »

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Lyrae: [singing the "Beta Lyrae" song] X-A luna bot/X-A luna lot/There are seven moons/Of Beta Lyrae/Seven moons/All made for love/ X-A luna bot/X-A luna lot/Seven moons above/Seven kinds of love/There are seven moons of Beta Lyrae/Seven moons that shine above/Seven times the shine/For a girl and boy/Seven moons above/Seven times the love/From the deep blue sea/To the galaxy/Seven moons above/Seven times the love.
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The Void
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Headache-inducing comedy...a thin script oversold by frenetic players
15 April 2011 | by (las vegas, nv) – See all my reviews

As the director of many films for the Disney Studios, both comedic and dramatic, James Neilson never livened up; his name in the credits usually means a picture with a steady, sometimes leaden pace. "Moon Pilot" is no exception, and one can only imagine family audiences from 1962 dozing through the movie's more sluggish sections. Tom Tryon was a good casting choice for the part of an Air Force captain chosen to orbit around the moon, yet his hot-tempered superiors on the ground (Edmond O'Brien and the usually-reliable Brian Keith) do nothing but bark at him and at each other. Dany Saval twinkles like a manic pixie playing a flirtatious young woman who may be a spy--maybe not. For the Disney faithful, there's also a monkey clowning around. Production values solid, theme song "Seven Moons" very sweet, though this is still an awfully slow rocket-ride into space. *1/2 from ****


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