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Destination Moon

Destination Moon

Directed by Irving Pichel

Produced by George Pal Screenplay by James O'Hanlon, Robert A. Heinlein, Rip Van Ronkel

Based on the novel Rocket Ship Galileo by Robert A. Heinlein

Starring : John Archer Warner Anderson Tom Powers Dick Wesson

Music by Leith Stevens

Edited by Duke Goldstone

Production company George Pal Productions Distributed by Eagle-Lion Classics Inc. Release dates June 27, 1950 (United States)

Running time 91 minutes Country United States

Language English Box office $5 million


Destination Moon : (OGG/Theora) 


After their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again. This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation construction firms to help build a rocket that will take them to the moon. Together they gather the captains of industry and all pledge to support the goals of having the United States be the first to put a man on the moon. They build their rocket and successfully leave the Earth's gravitational pull and make the landing as scheduled. Barnes has miscalculated their fuel consumption however and after stripping the ship bare, they are still 100 lbs too heavy meaning that one of them will have to stay behind. Written by garykmcd


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