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The First Men in the Moon (1919)

The inventor of a space sphere flies to the moon and is marooned by a crooked financier.

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Byron Webber (as R. Byron Webber), H.G. Wells (novel)

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Bruce Gordon Bruce Gordon ... Hogben
Heather Thatcher ... Susan
Hector Abbas Hector Abbas ... Sampson Cavor
Lionel d'Aragon Lionel d'Aragon ... Rupert Bedford
Cecil Morton York Cecil Morton York ... Grand Lunar
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1919 black-and-white silent film, directed by Bruce Gordon and J. L. V. Leigh of H.G Well's "The First Men in the Moon". This was the 1st full length Sci-Fi movie ever made. It's in the BFI's "75 most-wanted lost films" list. It tells of a mission to an Alien-infested moon in 1890. Written by Ray Schwingle

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 1919 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Les premiers hommes dans la lune See more »

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1.33 : 1
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