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.

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  1. Jules Verne


  2. James Leicester


  3. Robert Blees


  4. Byron Haskin


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  1. Joseph Cotten

    Joseph Cotten

    Victor Barbicane

  2. George Sanders

    George Sanders

    Stuyvesant Nicholl

  3. Debra Paget

    Debra Paget

    Virginia Nicholl

  4. Don Dubbins

    Don Dubbins

    Ben Sharpe

  5. Patric Knowles

    Patric Knowles

    Josef Cartier

  6. Carl Esmond

    Carl Esmond

    Jules Verne

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 41m

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  • November 26, 1958



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