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“Based upon the H.G. Wells novel of the same name, this retro sci-fi tale from 1964 tells of the creation of a space vehicle which is launched into space via an anti-gravity
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First Men in the Moon Directed by Nathan H. Juran Produced by Charles H. Schneer Written by Nigel Kneale (screenplay)
H.G. Wells (story) Starring Lionel Jeffries
Edward Judd
Martha Hyer Music by Laurie Johnson Cinematography Wilkie Cooper Editing by Maurice Roots Distributed by Columbia Pictures Release date(s) November 20, 1964 Running time 103 mins Country United Kingdom Language English

First Men in the Moon is a 1964 science fiction film directed by Nathan H. Juran. The film is an adaptation of the H. G. Wells novel The First Men in the Moon and is also known as H.G. Wells' First Men in the Moon. (The title of the novel includes the word the twice; the film's title only once). The novel was adapted for the screen by the noted science-fiction scriptwriter Nigel Kneale.

Ray Harryhausen provided stop-motion effects, animated Selenites, giant caterpillar-like "Moon Cows", and a big-brained Prime Lunar.


* Not credited on-screen.


In 1964, the United Nations has launched a rocket flight to the Moon. A multi-national group of astronauts in the UN ...

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Director: Nathan Juran
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Release Date: November 20, 1964
MPAA Rating: G
Screen Writer: Nigel Kneale
Runtime: 103 minutes
Studio: Columbia Pictures
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