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In 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, as a struggling writer, he met eccentric Professor... See more »

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Bedford
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Cavor
Alex Riddell ...
Jim
Peter Forbes ...
Dad
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Mum
Julia Deakin ...
Mrs. Fitt
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Chessocks
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Grand Lunar (voice)
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Phi-Oo (voice)
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Moon
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Sun
Bunsen ...
Faraday
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jayne Dickinson ...
Comet Girl (uncredited)
Vanessa Havell ...
Comet Girl (uncredited)
Richard Hawkyard ...
Selenite (uncredited)
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Selenite (uncredited)
Matt Odell ...
Selenite (uncredited)
Richard Rosson ...
Selenite (uncredited)
Charlie Ryall ...
Stallholder (uncredited)

Directed by

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Damon Thomas

Written by

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Mark Gatiss ... (screenplay)
 
H.G. Wells ... (novel)

Produced by

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Julie Clark ... producer
Mark Gatiss ... executive producer
Sabina Sattar ... associate producer
Damon Thomas ... executive producer

Music by

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Michael Price

Cinematography by

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Graham Frake ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Liana Del Giudice

Editorial Department

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David Fisher ... assistant editor
Lionel Johnson ... digital image technician
Paul Staples ... colorist

Casting By

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Louise Cross

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Sabina Sattar

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Mark Sutherland

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Claire Finlay-Thompson ... (as Claire Finlay)

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Lisa Cavalli-Green ... makeup designer
Lucy Sibbick ... makeup artist: dailies

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Emily Russell ... production manager
Gary Bunn ... assistant unit manager (uncredited)

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Tom Fenwick Smith ... crowd third assistant director
George Walker ... first assistant director

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Jack Berk ... assistant art director
Jason Chalmers ... construction
Simon Drake ... art department assistant
Peter Seymour Howell ... construction
Steve Scott ... construction
Richard Thomas ... construction
Leigh Took ... construction coordinator

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Mathew Knights ... dubbing mixer
Chris Roberts ... dialogue editor
Louise Sinclair ... sound effects editor
Alex Thompson ... sound recordist
Adam Davidson ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Jussi Honka ... assistant sound editor (uncredited)

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Paul Dunn ... special effects floor supervisor

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Dan Alterman ... digital compositor
Sebastian Barker ... visual effects artist: Sebastian Barker
Simone Coco ... digital compositor
Barry Corcoran ... visual effects artist
Andy Hargreaves ... visual effects artist
Noel Harmes ... digital compositor
Louise Hussey ... visual effects producer: rushes
Hayden Jones ... visual effects supervisor: rushes
Konstantinos Koutsoliotas ... visual effects artist
Matthew Lawrence ... compositor: rushes
Brad Le-Riche ... compositor
Paula Olszowska ... compositor
Mark Pascoe ... visual effects artist
Jonathan Privett ... visual effects supervisor: rushes
Eleanor Rogers ... data operator
Craig Travis ... digital artist
Gregory Coelho ... modeler / texture artist (uncredited)

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Gary Arthurs ... stunt coordinator

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Steve Fitzpatrick ... truss rigger
Steve Howe ... rigger
Ed Miller ... still photographer
Bernhard Rostoski ... best boy electric
Carolina Schmidtholstein ... gaffer
Shirley Schumacher ... first assistant camera

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Chris Hutchison ... animator

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Kate O'Donnell ... wardrobe

Location Management

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Jethro Ensor ... location manager

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Rael Jones ... music producer

Script and Continuity Department

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Karen Jones ... script supervisor

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Paula Hind ... production secretary
Sheila Price ... production accountant

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Plot Summary

In 1969, the Apollo moon landing is to be televised internationally but at a country fair in England a small boy named Jim meets the 90-year-old Julius Bedford who tells him that, in 1909, as a struggling writer, he met eccentric Professor Cavor, inventor of Cavorite, a gravity-defying substance which they used to build a sphere, which took them to the Moon. Captured by ant-like Selenites, Bedford was anxious to make his escape but Cavor was happy to stay and communicate with the Moon-dwellers. Back on Earth, Bedford hears via wireless that Cavor was forced to kill himself and the Moon-dwellers to prevent them from invading Earth. As Jim watches the Apollo landing with his parents, he sees a Selenite, hiding behind a lunar rock, peering at the astronauts. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Also Known As
  • Emberek a holdban (Hungary)
  • Первые люди на Луне (Russia)
  • Prvi čovek na mesecu (Serbia)
  • 月世界最初の人間 (Japan, Japanese title)
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  • 88 min
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Trivia At the start of the end credits, there is a title card that says "For Lionel Jeffries 1926 - 2010." Lionel Jeffries played Joseph Cavor in First Men in the Moon (1964). See more »
Goofs The substance is supposed to stop gravity working on an object but in the film it repels the object against gravity. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Episode dated 18 October 2010 (2010). See more »
Quotes Bedford: There isn't one solitary aspect of it, not one of its 10,000 possible uses, that will not make us rich, Cavor, beyond the dreams of avarice.
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