Man in the Moon (1960)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Satire, Sci-Fi Comedy  |   Release Date - Oct 31, 1960 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 98 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Kenneth More was beginning to segue into comedy roles when he took on the character of William in this standard sci-fi parody by director Basil Dearden. William is an unsuccessful guinea pig for a medical group interested in researching the common cold when he is soon fired and offered a job by the nearby National Atomic Research Center. They figure anyone who could fail at being a guinea pig is just what they need. They con William into thinking he will continue his guinea pig career by testing out some equipment for them before they send a group of astronauts to the moon. What they neglect to tell him is that the testing will be done by actually sending him to the moon.

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astronaut, experiment, guinea-pig, research