Destination Moon

Destination Moon (1950)

  • Genre: Science Fiction, Drama, Adventure
  • Release Date: 1950-06-27
  • User Rating: 5.8/10 from 79 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 31min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: George Pal Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Irving Pichel
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A team composed of an aerospace scientist, an ex-Air Force general, and an industrialist conceives an ambitious plan to land Americans on the moon. From their base in the Mojave Desert, they construct and successfully launch a spacecraft named "Luna" that contains a cargo of four astronauts. But a critical miscalculation of needed power to escape the moon's gravitational pull may put the astronauts' lives in danger.

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  • John Archer

    as Jim Barnes
  • Warner Anderson

    as Dr. Charles Cargraves
  • Tom Powers

    as General Thayer
  • Dick Wesson

    as Joe Sweeney
  • Erin O'Brien-Moore

    as Emily Cargraves
  • Steve Carruthers

    as Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Franklyn Farnum

    as Factory Worker (uncredited)
  • Jack Gargan

    as Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Everett Glass

    as Mr. La Porte (uncredited)
  • Kenner G. Kemp

    as Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Knox Manning

    as Himself (uncredited)
  • Mike Miller

    as Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
  • Irving Pichel

    as Off Screen Narrator of Woody Woodpecker Cartoon (voice) (uncredited)
  • Cosmo Sardo

    as Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Grace Stafford

    as Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)
  • Bert Stevens

    as Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)
  • Ted Warde

    as Brown (uncredited)
Writing Alford Van Ronkel Screenplay
Writing James O'Hanlon Screenplay
Directing Irving Pichel Director
Writing Robert A. Heinlein Screenplay
Production George Pal Producer
Art Ernst Fegté Production Design
Camera Lionel Lindon Director of Photography
Art George Sawley Set Decoration
Editing Duke Goldstone Editor
Sound Leith Stevens Original Music Composer
Crew Lee Zavitz Special Effects