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Man in the Moon (1960)

Satirical story of a man who is sent to the moon but lands somewhere in Australia, instead.

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Apart from an amiable performance by Kenneth More as the test pilot whose A1 fitness makes him the ideal candidate to become Britain’s first astronaut, this British spoof on the NASA space programme never leaves the launch pad.

Seemingly stuck for ideas, writers Michael Relph and Bryan Forbes fall back on that old plot standby, the rival with his nose out of joint, to enliven the scenes of More’s training with a few acts of unfunny sabotage while the ultimate destination proves to be anything but the final frontier.

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Kenneth More
Polly
Shirley Anne Field
Herbert
Norman Bird
Dr Davidson
Michael Hordern
Dr Wilmot
John Glyn-Jones
Professor Stephens
John Phillips
Leo
Charles Gray
Rex
Bernard Horsfall
Dr H.R. Hollis
Newton Blick
Roy
Bruce Boa
Storekeeper
Ed Devereaux

Director
Basil Dearden