Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon

  • U
  • Don Sharp (1967)
  • UK
  • 114 min
Jules Verne's Rocket to the Moon
Film Review
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2 out of 5

No prizes for guessing where the inspiration for the alternative title to this film, Those Fantastic Flying Fools, came from. But beware! These not-so-magnificent men in their rocketship to the Moon provide strictly routine science fantasy. A fabulous cast (including ex-Bond villain Gert Fröbe and 1950s teen idol Troy Donahue) breathes life into an insipid Jules Verne concoction that has Burl Ives (as Phineas T Barnum) sending circus performers into Victorian orbit only to have them crash-land in tsarist Russia. Sadly, the zany comedy plummets even faster than this cheap special effect.

Plot Summary

Science-fiction comedy starring Burl Ives and Troy Donahue. After his circus burns down, the legendary American showman Phineas T Barnum makes plans to recover his fortune by sending the diminutive General Tom Thumb to the Moon.

Cast and crew

Cast

Phineas T Barnum
Burl Ives
Gaylord Sullivan
Troy Donahue
Professor von Bulow
Gert Fröbe
Angelica
Hermione Gingold
Sir Charles Dillworthy
Lionel Jeffries
Madelaine
Daliah Lavi
Duke of Barset
Dennis Price
Warrant officer
Stratford Johns
Grundle
Graham Stark
Captain Sir Harry Washington-Smythe
Terry-Thomas
General Tom Thumb
Jimmy Clitheroe

Crew

Director
Don Sharp

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate U
Categories
Comedy
Drama

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