WOMAN IN THE MOON / Fritz Lang-Film, Universum Film - 1929
It's time for a trip to the Moon, 1929 style, here's Fritz Lang's epic silent film that thrilled the audiences way back when. An interesting note... Hitler banned this film because the spaceship was nearly identical to V-2s that were constructed in secrecy by the Third Reich at the time. And, the film shows a countdown to launch of a rocket, it was not just the first countdown used in a movie but the first one ever!
We have a sound clip of the theme for your approval, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our lunar pod, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's... WOMAN IN THE MOON!
The first half of the movie before the launch is a little boring, but is full of odd characters like this super frau here, smoking a cigarette!
Our hero has located a gold deposit on the Moon and plans on retrieving it, but how?..
Well, by building an awesome rocket ship to get him and his crew there, what else?
And... Away they go!!
The young boy has brought along a sci-fi pulp magazine to show everyone what could happen to them if the Moon was inhabited by monsters!!.. Love it!
Is this a cool shot or what, there were four great cinema photographers on the project.
The landing is going to be a little rough, so, you'd better hold on for dear life!
The old professor grabs a spacesuit and runs off, he just can't wait to find that there gold!
Our hero and the kid take a little walk after they discover there is air on the Moon and that they don't really need a spacesuit to burden them.
There are lots of natural wonders to be discovered as they explore the lunar surface and some of the subterranean caves.
It's not long before the crew starts fighting among themselves which could very well doom the expedition.
Weight is a problem now for the return trip back to Earth and some of the crew will have to remain on the Moon in order for the others to make it back.
So, the boy and a few others launch the ship back to Earth, leaving...
Our hero there, alone, to live out the rest of his life in loneliness.
But, the woman decides to remain on the Moon with our hero, making for a bittersweet ending... We'll be back here on Wednesday with more just for you!