• Short Summary

    A GALAXY OF FILM STARS ARE NOW ON THE SITE OF A DISUSED COPPER MINE ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF DUBLIN.

  • Description

    A GALAXY OF FILM STARS ARE NOW ON THE SITE OF A DISUSED COPPER MINE ABOUT 40 MILES SOUTH OF DUBLIN. THEY ARE THERE TO FILM "ROCKET TO THE MOON" WHICH IS DESCRIBED AS "INSPIRED BY THE WRITINGS OF JULES VERNE." THE THREE-MILLION DOLLAR COMEDY CONCERNS AN ATTEMPT BY THE GREAT AMERICAN SHOWMAN, P.T. BARNUM, TO SEND TO THE MOON A SPACESHIP MANNED (OR UNDERMANNED) BY ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS ASSETS, GENERAL TOM THUMB.

    ACTOR-SINGER BURL IVES PLAYS THAT SHOWMAN OF SHOWMEN, PHINEAS TAYLOR BARNUM. THE ACTOR IS NO STRANGER TO IRELAND FOR HE SPENDS A GOOD IDEAL OF TIME EACH YEAR AT HIS HOUSE IN CO. LIMERICK. MR IVES SAYS HE LIKES THE FRESH AIR, WHICH IS FORTUNATE BECAUSE IN THE FIRST WEEK OF THE FILM HE FINDS HIMSELF BEING TOSSED IN THE IRISH SEA IN AN ANCIENT VESSEL, CLIMBING 1500 FEET (480 METRES) UP MONT KNOCKREE, AND 200 FEET (65 METRES) DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF A DISUSED COPPER MINE.

    TROY DONAHUE, THE YOUNG HOLLYWOOD ACTOR, TAKES ON HIS FIRST BIG COMEDY ROLE. HE PLAYS A FRENCH BALLOONIST WHO IS WORKED INTO THE PLOT TO SEND A SPACESHIP TO THE MOON IN 1875. P. T. BARNUM IS ORGANISING THE PROJECT, AIDED AND ABETTED BY QUEEN VICTORIA.

    THE BRITISH STAR, TERRY THOMAS, PLAYS CAPTAIN SIR HARRY WASHINGTON SMYTHE, A VILLAINOUS CROOKED FINANCIER.

    AUSTRALIAN-BORN DON SHARP, WHO DIRECTED THE AERIAL SEQUENCES IN "THOSE MAGNIFICENT MEN IN THEIR FLYING MACHINES", DIRECTS THIS PICTURE. THE FILM WOULD HARDLY BE COMPLETE WITHOUT A FLIGHTY FRENCH MAIDEN, AND THIS COMES IN THE PERSON OF THE ISRAELI FILM ACTRESS DALIAH LAVI. MISS LAVI ANNOUNCED RECENTLY THAT SHE IS SOON TO BE MARRIED TO MR JOHN SULLIVAN, DIRECTOR OF A FILM COMPANY.

    THE FILM IS PRODUCED BY MR. HARRY TOWERS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAA05BJ9ISZ6DG4KJDPG8NRIUG7
    Media URN:
    VLVAA05BJ9ISZ6DG4KJDPG8NRIUG7
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/10/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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