H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon
H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon (1964)

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,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 20, 1964
DVD Release Date: March 26, 2002
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The incessant comic relief, clumsy and cumbersome, too often gets in the way of a cracking good tale.

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Mark Bourne

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.

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Steve Biodrowski

Despite its flaws, FIRST MEN IN THE MOON remains a charming entertainment that stirs our Sense of Wonder with its fantastic imagery...

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

One of the most completely satisfying of all sci-fi films.

Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A heavy slog.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Good special effects for the period and some amusing scenes at the beginning but the film is widely uneven.
Phil Hubbs
The second H.G. Wells story to feature encounters with alien lifeforms after his most famous sci-fi story 'The War of the Worlds'. Obviously a more… More
Stella Dallas
a promising start with an eccentric british inventor creating an anti-gravity paste that allows him to travel to the moon in 1899. once there it gets pretty… More