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Destination Moon is a 1950 American science fiction film independently produced by George Pal and shot in Technicolor. The film was directed by Irving Pichel and distributed in the United States and UK by Eagle-Lion Classics. Wikipedia

Initial Release: June 27, 1950
Awards: Academy Award for Best Visual Effects, Bronze Bear, Retro Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation.

Destination Moon 1950
Destination Moon 1950

IMDB Rating: 6.4

Starring: John Archer, Warner Anderson, Tom Powers

Director: Irving Pichel

Writters: Alford Van Ronkel, Robert A. Heinlein

Genre: Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

Description: One of the first science fiction films to attempt a high level of accurate technical detail tells the story of the first trip to the moon.

Plot Summery: [Spoiler Alert!]

After their their latest rocket fails, Dr. Charles Cargraves and retired General Thayer have to start over again.

This time, Gen. Thayer approaches Jim Barnes, the head of his own aviation construction firms to help build a rocket that will take them to the moon. Together they gather the captains of industry and all pledge to support the goals of having the united States be the first to put a man on the moon.

They build their rocket and successfully leave the Earth's gravitational pull and make the landing as scheduled. Barnes has miscalculated their fuel consumption however and after stripping the ship bare, they are still 100 lbs too heavy meaning that one of them will have to stay behind.

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