First Men in the Moon

Synopsis: Based on the HG Wells story. The world is delighted when a space craft containing a crew made up of the world's astronauts lands on the moon, they think for the first time. But the delight turns to shock when the astronauts discover an old British flag and a document declaring that the moon is taken for Queen Victoria proving that the astronauts were not the first men on the moon. On Earth, an investigation team finds the last of the Victorian crew - a now aged Arnold Bedford and he tells them the story of how he and his girlfriend, Katherine Callender, meet up with an inventor, Joseph Cavor, in 1899. Cavor has invented Cavorite, a paste that will allow anything to deflect gravity and he created a sphere that will actually take them to the moon. Taking Arnold and accidentally taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take an unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors...
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director(s): Nathan Juran
Production: Sony Pictures Entertainment
 
IMDB:
6.7
Rotten Tomatoes:
75%
APPROVED
Year:
1964
103 min
73 Views

National Aeronautic and Space

Administration about the moon.

When I saw your credentials, I wondered.

- What sort of letters?

- Warnings. Absurd warnings.

- Does he know of the expedition?

- We don't let him watch television.

It excites him needlessly.

- Now, must you see him?

- It is necessary.

Just the UN party, then.

No, you newspaper men

are not allowed through.

Mr. Bedford.

Visitors.

Mr. Arnold Bedford?

I'm Richard Challis, UN Space Agency.

Margaret Hoy, Mr. Glushkov and Dr. Tok.

Please, sir, won't you sit down?

I hope you don't mind...

- ...but I just want to ask you...

- We can save time.

Have you ever seen these before?

My glass.

How did you...

How did you find...

You found them on the moon, didn't you?

There's been an expedition?

- It's there now.

- There now?

They're in great danger.

- I know. You must stop them.

- Please. Matron?

- You must go.

- Stop them. They must know.

It's very dangerous for all of them.

Are you seriously telling us

you've been on the moon and returned?

Oh, it's so long...

Thank you.

I'd been...

I'd been engaged in an

unsuccessful business speculation.

My creditors were pressing me hard.

I'd always had the idea

I could write a play.

Wonderful financial possibilities

in a successful play.

I looked for somewhere

secluded where I could write.

In the end I rented a cottage,

out near Dymchurch.

I remember it was along

an abandoned canal.

- Just one today, Mr. Bedford.

- Thank you.

- Hi.

- Infernal contraption!

Hello.

- Hello, darling.

- Kate.

- Was it all right with your relations?

- No trouble.

They think I'm at Worthing

rehearsing a play.

Cherry Cottage.

Arnold, it's lovely.

And with a real cherry tree.

The moat to my castle. Come on.

Watch your step.

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Nigel Kneale

Thomas Nigel Kneale (18 April 1922 – 29 October 2006) was a British screenwriter. He wrote professionally for more than 50 years, was a winner of the Somerset Maugham Award, and was twice nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best British Screenplay. In 2000, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association. Predominantly a writer of thrillers that used science-fiction and horror elements, he was best known for the creation of the character Professor Bernard Quatermass. Quatermass was a heroic scientist who appeared in various television, film and radio productions written by Kneale for the BBC, Hammer Film Productions and Thames Television between 1953 and 1996. Kneale wrote original scripts and successfully adapted works by writers such as George Orwell, John Osborne, H. G. Wells and Susan Hill. He was most active in television, joining BBC Television in 1951; his final script was transmitted on ITV in 1997. Kneale wrote well-received television dramas such as The Year of the Sex Olympics (1968) and The Stone Tape (1972) in addition to the Quatermass serials. He has been described as "one of the most influential writers of the 20th century," and as "having invented popular TV." more…

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