H.G. Wells’ First Men in the Moon Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

H.G. Wells’ First Men in the Moon

First Men in the Moon is an H.G. Welles cinemadaptation from director Nathan Juran. When scientists in the year 1964 are confused by evidence of a long-ago space flight, nonagenarian Arnold Bedford (Edward Judd) explains all. Back in 1899, Bedford, eccentric scientist Joseph Cavor (Lionel Jeffries) and heroine Kate Callender (Martha Hyer) took a trip to the moon in a home-made space vehicle. Once on the lunar surface, they encountered an alien civilization resembling an ant colony, complete with “queen,” soldiers and workers. How they returned, and the aftereffects of their journey, comprise the film’s final third. Peter Finch appears briefly as a messenger; he happened to be visiting the set when the actor hired to play the bailiff’s assistant failed to show up.

Release date: Nov 20, 1964
Production Company: Sony Pictures Entertainment
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Science Fiction & Fantasy

H.G. Wells’ First Men in the Moon Caste and Crew
Director: Nathan Juran
writer: Nigel Kneale,Jan Read
Edward Judd,Erik Chitty,Martha Hyer,Lionel Jeffries,Erik Chitty,Betty McDowall,Miles Malleson,Laurence Herder,Gladys Henson,Marne Maitland,Hugh McDermott,Gordon Robinson,Sean Kelly,Norman Bird,John Murray Scott,Valentine Dyall,Paul Carpenter,Huw Thomas