Woman in the Moon ()

Frau im Mond (original title)
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A tenacious scientist blasts off for the moon in hopes of riches that may be found there.


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Klaus Pohl ...
Professor Georg Manfeldt
Wolf Helius
Ingenieur Hans Windegger (as Gustav v. Wangenheim)
Stud. astr. Friede Velten
Gustl Gstettenbaur ...
Gustav (as Gustl Stark-Gstettenbaur)
Der Mann, der sich Walter Turner nennt
Tilla Durieux ...
Fünf Gehirne und Scheckbücher
Fünf Gehirne und Scheckbücher
Max Zilzer ...
Fünf Gehirne und Scheckbücher
Mahmud Terja Bey ...
Fünf Gehirne und Scheckbücher
Borwin Walth ...
Fünf Gehirne und Scheckbücher
Karl Platen ...
Der Mann am Mikrophon
Die Maus Josephine ...
Frau Hippolt, Haushälterin bei Helius
Alexa von Porembsky ...
Eine Veilchenverkäuferin (as Alexa v. Porembska)
Gerhard Dammann ...
Der Werkmeister der Helius-Flugwerften (as Dammann)
Heinrich Gotho ...
Der Mieter vom II. Stock (as Gotho)
Alfred Loretto ...
Zwei eindeutige Existenzen (as Loretto)
Max Maximilian ...
Grotjan, Chauffeur bei Helius (as Maximilian)
Edgar Pauly ...
Zwei eindeutige Existenzen (as Pauly)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Julius E. Herrmann ...

Directed by

Fritz Lang

Written by

Thea von Harbou ... (manuscript)
Thea von Harbou ... (novel "Frau im Mond")
Fritz Lang ... (screenplay) (uncredited)

Produced by

Fritz Lang ... producer

Music by

Jon Mirsalis ... (2003)
Stuart Oderman ... (1991)
Javier Pérez de Azpeitia ... (2005)
Willy Schmidt-Gentner

Cinematography by

Curt Courant
Oskar Fischinger
Konstantin Irmen-Tschet ... (as Konstantin Tschetwerikoff)
Otto Kanturek ... (as Otto Kantureck)

Art Direction by

Emil Hasler
Otto Hunte
Karl Vollbrecht

Production Management

Eduard Kubat ... unit manager

Special Effects by

Oskar Fischinger ... special effects (uncredited)
Konstantin Irmen-Tschet ... special effects (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Horst von Harbou ... still photographer (uncredited)

Music Department

Jon Mirsalis ... musician: score
André Mauprey ... lyrics (uncredited)
Fritz Rotter ... lyrics (uncredited)

Other crew

Joseph Danilowatz ... artistical collaborator
Robert E. Lee ... intertitler: English
Hermann Oberth ... scientific collaborator (as Prof. Hermann Obert)
Gustav Wolff ... artistical collaborator (as Prof. Dr. Gustav Wolff)
Willy Ley ... technical advisor (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Thirty years ago, at a scientific conference, Prof. Manfeldt presented his theory on the existence of gold on the Moon. It was greeted with laughter by the assembled academics. Today, Herr Helius has ambitious plans to build a spaceship... and take it to the Moon! Windegger, his chief engineer, will be going, and so will Prof. Manfeldt, now living in a cramped garret alone with his theory. But there are disagreements with the financiers who insist that their man Turner also accompany the flight... The unmanned Rocket H 32 brings back valuable information from the dark side of the Moon. Helius is upset by the news of Windegger's engagement to the pretty Friede. And the financiers have a secret agenda: to control the world's gold supply... Finally, the Spaceship "Friede" is ready as it rolls out on its gantry for takeoff. The staged rocket works as planned, but the acceleration is fierce. As they approach the Moon, they discover a stowaway on board, Gustav, a little boy... Written by David Carless

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Also Known As
  • By Rocket to the Moon (United States)
  • Woman in the Moon (United States)
  • Girl in the Moon (United Kingdom)
  • La femme sur la lune (France)
  • Una mujer en la luna (Spain)
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  • 156 min
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Trivia This film shows the first countdown to launch of a rocket. Not just the first one in a movie, but the first ever: it was invented as a dramatic device for the movie. Also depicted for the first time are the use of liquid rocket fuel, a rocket with two stages, and zero gravity in space. See more »
Goofs The rocket launch is boldly set for 2130 (9:30 PM) as announced by the smoke-writing plane. But the launch also coincides with the rising of a full moon. The full moon would rise much earlier, approximately 1800 (6:00 PM) local time. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Le contrôle de l'univers (1999). See more »
Soundtracks Heimlich singt für uns die Liebe See more »
Quotes [Opening intertitle]
The Author: "Never" does not exist for the human mind... only "Not yet."
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