From the Earth to the Moon
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The resurgence of interest in Jules Verne following the release of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) led to a brief cycle of Verne-based films. Produced in Mexico by Benedict Bogeaus, From the Earth to the Moon stars Joseph Cotten as eccentric Civil War-era scientist Victor Barbicane. Claiming to have invented a source of "infinite energy" called Power X, Barbicane is able to secure financing for a rocket trip to the moon. Along for the ride is Barbicane's bitter enemy, Stuyvesant Nicholl (George Sanders), who feels that Barbicane is violating the laws of God and nature with… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 43%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Saddled with dull melodramatics, muddled intentions about weaponry uses, lame special effects (due to the low budget) and stiff acting."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Good treatment of Jules Verne."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
"Really dull period sci-fi with a good cast."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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