H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon
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First Men in the Moon is an H.G. Welles cinemadaptation from director Nathan Juran. When scientists in the year 1964 are confused by evidence of a long-ago space flight, nonagenarian Arnold Bedford (Edward Judd) explains all. Back in 1899, Bedford, eccentric scientist Joseph Cavor (Lionel Jeffries) and heroine Kate Callender (Martha Hyer) took a trip to the moon in a home-made space vehicle. Once on the lunar surface, they encountered an alien civilization resembling an ant colony, complete with "queen," soldiers and workers. How they returned, and the aftereffects of their journey,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite its flaws, FIRST MEN IN THE MOON remains a charming entertainment that stirs our Sense of Wonder with its fantastic imagery..."
‑ Steve Biodrowski, Cinefantastique
"One of the most completely satisfying of all sci-fi films."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"A heavy slog."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Never mind how Cavorite works or whether jumping about on the moon (with wires visible) wearing only a diving suit and no gloves is really a good idea.... [It] remains a delightful B-movie charmer ... that's still endearing and entertaining."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
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