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Professor Barbenfouillis and five of his colleagues from the Academy of Astronomy travel to the Moon aboard a rocket propelled by a giant cannon. Once on the lunar surface, the bold explorers face the many perils hidden in the caves of the mysterious satellite.

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Directed by

Georges Méliès

Written by

Georges Méliès (Screenplay)
Jules Verne (Novel)
H.G. Wells (Novel)

Runtime

14 minutes

Country

France

Language

French

Tagline

A voyage to narrative cinema

Cast

Keywords

silent film short satire moon scientific expedition astronomer early cinema based on novel selenite

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