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Moon Pilot (1962)

Not Rated | | Family, Comedy, Sci-Fi | 5 April 1962 (USA)
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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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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Trivia

Film debut of Sally Field. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Senator Henry McGuire: If it ever got out that we shot this fine American boy around the moon without letting him say goodbye to his mom, oh.
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Connections

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

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True Love's an Apricot
Written by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman
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corny, cute cosmic candy
14 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

Bearing in mind that this was a made-for-TV-movie, Moon Pilot isn't bad. Disney didn't blow their budget on it, but the production and effects were serviceable if spare. The actors try to inject as much into their bland dialogue as they can, but the writing isn't Disney's cleverest.

The genuine highlight of the film is the parade of loony beatnik girls toward the end of the movie, as the military tries to identify their astronaut's supposed space-chick -- Very funny. Dany Saval is adorable. To the best of my knowledge, I've never seen her before. She shows off to advantage the cute outfits designed for her. What a doll.


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