Jules Verne, Robert Blees
Joseph Cotten, George Sanders, Debra Paget, Don Dubbins, Patric Knowles, Carl Esmond, Henry Daniell, Melville Cooper, Ludwig Stössel
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. ------- Soon after the end of the American Civil War, arms manufacturer Victor Barbicane announces that he has produced a powerful new weapon. known as Power X. He asks Confederate supporter and steel manufacturer Stuyvesant Nicholl to make his best armor plate which Barbicane has no trouble destroying. After the President asks him not to pursue his new weapon, Barbicane decides on a new venture: a trip to the moon. He enlists Nicholl to invent a new covering for his rocket, one that will protect the ship when it reenters the Earth's atmosphere on the return voyage. Unknown to Barbicane however is Nicholl's hatred for the arms dealer and his intention to sabotage the journey.
100 minutes (at 25 frames per second)
DivX 5 - resolution: 576x432