From the Earth to the Moon
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Sci-Fi (1958) 101 minutes ~ Color
Set just after the American civil war, businessman and inventor Victor Barbicane invents a new source of power called Power X. He plans to use it to power rockets, and to show its potential he plans to send a projectile to the moon. Joining him for the trip are his assistant Ben Sharpe, Barbicane's arch-rival Stuyvesant Nicholl, and Nicholl's daughter Virginia. Nicholl believes that Power X goes against the will of God and sabotages the projectile so that they cannot return to earth, setting up a suspenseful finale as they battle to repair the projectile.
Director: Byron Haskin
Writers: Jules Verne (novels), Robert Blees (screenplay), James Leicester (screenplay)
Stars: Joseph Cotten, George Sanders and Debra Paget