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Destination Moon (1950)

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92 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

After 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...See moreAfter 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. Written by garykmcd See less
Writers
Alford Van Ronkel (written for the screen by) (as Rip Van Ronkel) | Robert A. Heinlein (written for the screen by) (from a novel by) | James O'Hanlon (written for the screen by)
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Lionel Lindon (photographed by)
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$5,000,000
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Release date
Aug 1950 (United States)

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17 cast members
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John Archer
Jim Barnes Jim Barnes   See fewer
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Warner Anderson
Dr. Charles Cargraves Dr. Charles Cargraves   See fewer
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Tom Powers
General Thayer General Thayer   See fewer
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Dick Wesson
Joe Sweeney Joe Sweeney   See fewer
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Erin O'Brien-Moore
Emily Cargraves Emily Cargraves   See fewer
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Steve Carruthers
Businessman at Meeting (uncredited) Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Franklyn Farnum
Factory Worker (uncredited) Factory Worker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Gargan
Businessman at Meeting (uncredited) Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Everett Glass
Mr. La Porte (uncredited) Mr. La Porte (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenner G. Kemp
Businessman at Meeting (uncredited) Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Knox Manning
Knox Manning (uncredited) Knox Manning (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Miller
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited) Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Irving Pichel
Off Screen Narrator of Woody Woodpecker Cartoon (uncredited) Off Screen Narrator of Woody Woodpecker Cartoon (uncredited)   See fewer
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Cosmo Sardo
Businessman at Meeting (uncredited) Businessman at Meeting (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grace Stafford
Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited) Woody Woodpecker (voice) (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bert Stevens
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Ted Warde
Brown (uncredited) Brown (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 3,276 votes