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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. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi


Kenneth More
as William Blood
Shirley Ann Field
as Polly
Michael Hordern
as Dr. Davidson
John Glyn-Jones
as Dr. Wilmot
John Phillips
as Prof. Stephens
Charles Gray
as Leo
Bernard Horsfall
as Rex
Bruce Boa
as Roy
Noel Purcell
as Prospector
Newton Blick
as Dr. Hollis
Richard Pearson
as 1st Doctor
Lionel Gamlin
as Doctor
Russell Waters
as Woomera Director
Jeremy Lloyd
as Jaguar Driver


Basil Dearden
Michael Relph
Michael Relph
Bryan Forbes
Harry Waxman
Philip Green
Composer (Music Score)
Don Ashton
Production Designer
Jack Maxsted
Art Director
Peter Murton
Set Designer
Anthony Mendleson
Costume Designer