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Boom in the Moon (1946)

El moderno Barba Azul (original title)
An American soldier marooned in Mexico is mistaken for a wife-butchering serial killer.

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Credited cast:
Buster Keaton
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Luis G. Barreiro Luis G. Barreiro
Guillermo Bravo Sosa Guillermo Bravo Sosa
Pedro Elviro Pedro Elviro
Ángel Garasa Ángel Garasa
Ramón G. Larrea Ramón G. Larrea
Jorge Mondragón Jorge Mondragón
José Elías Moreno
Ignacio Peón Ignacio Peón
Óscar Pulido Óscar Pulido
Enriqueta Reza Enriqueta Reza
Virginia Serret Virginia Serret
Fernando Soto
José Torvay
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In the final days of WWII, an earnest but somewhat dense sailor (played by Buster Keaton) is lost at sea. Months later, he makes a landing, but, not realizing that the war is over and thinking that he is in Japan, he surrenders to Mexican police, who mistake him for a serial killer. Thrown in a jail cell with an American thug, he is to be hanged next morning, when suddenly a rocket scientist offers him and his cellmate a chance to avoid execution if they pilot an experimental atomic rocket to the Moon. The unlucky duo (plus the scientist's beautiful niece who ends up in the rocket by accident) go into space, but a mishap makes them land back in Mexico within miles of their point of departure. Thinking that they are on the Moon, the trio attempt to communicate with the natives who, of course, think them crazy, until the situation resolves itself. Written by Anonymous

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Country:

Mexico

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

2 August 1946 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boom in the Moon See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Alsa Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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God help us all
17 January 2016 | by MissSimonettaSee all my reviews

Boom in the Moon (1946) has quite the reputation, many claiming it to be the nadir of Buster Keaton's career. It's hard to argue against that claim. It's not only unfunny ninety percent of the time, but it's boring and staid in every department. Keaton sleepwalks through the lengthy dialogue scenes, likely because he did not speak Spanish. He reuses gags from his older films, but as creative as they are, they only work in the context of better, more coherent works than Boom in the Moon. Even Columbia and MGM at its worst gave the master more to work with.

Really not worth the time of anyone who isn't a Keaton completionist and even then, you might want to skip out.


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