The First Men in the Moon
First Men in the Moon is a 1964 British science fiction film, produced by Charles H. Schneer, directed by Nathan Juran, and starring Edward Judd, Martha Hyer and Lionel Jeffries. The film, distributed by Columbia Pictures, is an adaptation by screenwriter Nigel Kneale of H. G. Wells' 1901 novel The First Men in the Moon.
In 1964, the United Nations has launched a rocket flight to the Moon. A multi-national group of astronauts in the UN spacecraft land, believing themselves to be the first lunar explorers. However, they discover a Union Jack flag on the surface and a note mentioning Katherine Callender, which claims the Moon for Queen Victoria.
|author||H. G. Wells Nigel Kneale|
|director||Nathan H. Juran Ray Harryhausen|
|genre||adventure animation science fiction|
|keywords||attack cavorite deep sea diving suit dymchurch elephant gun explore first time flashback force giant cat greek god greek goddess greek mythology horrify insectoid kent kill newspaper reporter nursing home open perpetual motion perpetual motion machine queen victoria rule run selene serve to the moon underground city union jack united nations zanzibar|
|producer||Charles H. Schneer|