One of the George Pal-produced series of sci-fi movies from the '50s, this is characteristically thin on plot and characterisation, high on patriotism, and impressive in its colour photography and special effects; a true precursor to Star Wars, in fact. A group of scientists defy the familiar bunch of superstitious and unadventurous philistines (politicians, businessmen) and take off in their new rocket to beat the Russians to the moon.
Cast and crew
|Screenwriter:||Rip Van Ronkel, Robert Heinlein, James O'Hanlon|
Erin O'Brien Moore