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Destination Moon(Movie, 1950)

1h 31min | Genres: Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure
Destination MoonRating: 3.0/5 (with 22 votes)
Destination Moon (a.k.a. Operation Moon) is a 1950 American Technicolor science fiction film, independently produced by George Pal and directed by Irving Pichel, that stars John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers, and Dick Wesson. The film was distributed in the United States and the United Kingdom by Eagle-Lion Classics. Destination Moon was the first major U.S. science fiction film to deal with the practical scientific and engineering challenges of space travel and to speculate on what a manned expedition to the Moon would look like. Famed science fiction author Robert A. Heinlein contributed to the script. The film's premise is that private industry will mobilize, finance, and manufacture the first spacecraft to the Moon, and that the U.S. government will be forced to purchase or lease the technology to remain the dominant power in space. Different industrialists cooperate to support the private venture. In the final... ()
Movie poster of Destination Moon

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Awards & Nominations for Destination Moon

Academy Award for Best Special Effects Academy Award for Best Art Direction, Color Academy Award for Best Special Effects

About Destination Moon

Postulates the first manned trip to the moon, happening in the (then) near future, and being funded by a consortium of private backers. Assorted difficulties occur and must be overcome in-flight. Attempted to be realistic, with Robert A. Heinlein providing advice.


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Trailer for Destination Moon + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

Trailer(Trailer, 2:10)

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Plays in: Moon
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 11 languages: German (DE), Greek (EL), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV)
Status: Released
Release date US: 06/27/1950
Director: Irving Pichel
Producer: George Pal
Screenwriter: Robert A. Heinlein
Director of Photography: Lionel Lindon
Composer: Leith Stevens
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Rakete zum Mond"
"Ziel Mond"
"Con destino a la luna"
"S.O.S.: Σελήνη Καλεί Διάστημα"
"Προορισμός η Σελήνη"

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WatchPlayStream ID: MOVIES:117064, Added: 03/22/2018, Last updated: 06/29/2020