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Moon Pilot (1962)

Away on a short leave before an upcoming moon launch, a NASA astronaut disappears and is feared kidnapped when the security services learn about his friendship with a suspected foreign female spy.

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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
Bob Sweeney ...
Sen. Henry McGuire
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Secretary of the Air Force
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Walter Talbot
Simon Scott ...
Medical Officer
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Agent Brown
Sarah Selby ...
Mrs. Celia Talbot
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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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5 April 1962 (USA)  »

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Sally Field's film debut. See more »

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As Richmond and Lyrae talk at the telescope overlooking the bay, the wind is causing Richmond's unbuttoned suit coat to billow quite a bit. As he turns to his left, and a new shot begins, his coat is suddenly buttoned. See more »

Quotes

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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Featured in L'ami public numéro un: L'usine à rêves (1962) See more »

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The Void
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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Watch it for Dany Saval
5 February 2000 | by (The Beach) – See all my reviews

Wry satire skewing the government, the military, and the space program at a time when there wasn't that many films taking aim at those agencies. This was the Kennedy era after all, and Disney didn't make that many satires. Tom Tyron ("Texas John Slaughter")is good as the astronaut but French actress Dany Saval ("Boeing, Boeing") makes the film worth watching. The support actors fail to bring the script alive (good actors but dry direction lets them sway in the wind). Tommy Kirk appears in a very small, but adult role.


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