Watching SpaceX’s progress with their “starship” I can’t help but be transported back to my childhood watching George Pal’s “Destination Moon” on a rainy Saturday.
The story telling is a bit ham fisted in that 1950’s style, but It helped introduce movie audiences of the time to space flight. Interesting the exposition on how US industry had to take the lead on developing the capabilities and a shadowy “someone” trying to thwart their efforts. Also ingenuity a la Apollo 13 to get back home when they hit technical glitch on the moon.
And of course this movie can only be found on YouTube here