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Die Frau im Mond
(The Woman in the Moon)
Also known as The Girl in the Moon in the United Kingdom; By Rocket to the Moon in the USA
(1929) German
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Fritz Lang

Cast: Gerda Maurus [Friede Velten], Willy Fritsch [Wolf Helius], Gustav von Wagenheim [Professor Hans Windegger], Klaus Pohl [Professor Georg Manfeldt], Gustl Stark-Gstettenbauer [Gustav], Fritz Rasp [Walker Turner], Tilla Durieux [woman investor], Hermann Vallentin [investor], Max Zilzer [investor], Borwin Walth [investor], Mahmud Terja Bey [eastern investor], Karl Platen [radio commentator], Margaret Kupfer, Max Maximilian, Alexa von Porembska, Gerhard Dammann, Heinrich Gotho, Julius E. Herrmann, Alfred Loretto, Edgar Pauly, Josephine the mouse

Fritz Lang-Film production; distributed by Universum-Film Aktiengesellschaft [UFA]. / Produced by Fritz Lang. Scenario by Thea von Harbou + [Fritz Lang], from the novel Die Frau im Mond (The Woman in the Moon) by Thea von Harbou. Art direction by Emil Hasler, Otto Hunte, Karl Vollbrecht, Joseph Danilowitz and Professor Gustav Wolff. Technical advisors, Hermann Oberth and Willy Ley. Cinematography by Curt Courant, Oskar Fischinger, Otto Kanturek, Kostantin Irmen-Tschet (Konstantin Tschetwerikoff) and Otto Kanturek. Music score by Willy Schmidt-Gentner. / Premiered 15 October 1929 in Germany. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / The film was released in 1930 as The Girl in the Moon in the United Kingdom, and as By Rocket to the Moon on 6 February 1931 in the USA. / Silent film.

Drama: Science fiction.

Survival status: Print exists.

Current rights holder: Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau-Stiftung.

Keywords: Mice - Science fiction

Listing updated: 15 January 2017.

References: Baer-Film p. 37; Card-Seductive p. 12; Jensen-Lang pp. 77, 79-92, 94, 134, 208; Limbacher-Feature p. 279; Manchel-Terrors p. 31 : Website-IMDb.

Home video: Blu-ray Disc; DVD.

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