From the Earth to the Moon

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From the Earth to the Moon

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From the Earth to the Moon

Release Date: November 26, 1958

Year    :   1958
Slogan    :   «The Amazing Story of the Boldest Adventure Dared by Man!»
Genres    :   Science Fiction, Adventure, Fantasy
Production Companies    :   Waverly Productions, RKO Radio Pictures
Director    :   Byron Haskin
Producers    :   Benedict Bogeaus
Writers    :   Jules Verne, Robert Blees, James Leicester
RunTime    :   101 mins.

Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile.

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