Cast: Bird Norman; Carpenter Paul; Chitty Erik; Finch Peter; Herder Laurence; Jeffries Lionel; Judd Edward; Kelly Sean; Maitland Marne; Malleson Miles; McDermott Hugh; Robinson Gordon; Scott John Murray; Thomas Huw; Henson Gladys; Hyer Martha; McDowall Betty; Harryhausen Ray; Schneer Charles H.; Kneale Nigel; Read Jan; Wells H.G.; Cooper Wilkie; Gillam Harry; Johnson Laurie; Juran Nathan; Rootes Maurice; Garrett Arthur; Head Eileen; Suliman Sam
Taglines: H.G. Wells’ Astounding Adventure in Dynamation!
Storyline: 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 a 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 accidently taking Katherine they fly to the moon where, to their total amazement, they discover a bee-like insect population who take a unhealthy interest in their Earthly visitors…
Going back in time to 1899, Arnold Bedford and his fiancйe, Kate Callendar, learn that their neighbor, Joseph Cavor, has developed a substance he calls “cavorite,” which counters gravity. They travel to the moon in a spherical vessel he has built, parts of which are coated with “cavorite.”