12 to the Moon (1960)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by David Bradley.

Plot Summary

A group of physicists' embark on a voyage to the Moon where they encounter an alien civilisation that is planning to freeze the Earth.


Directed by: David Bradley
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Produced by: Fred Gebhardt
Associate Producer: Thom E. Fox
Production Supervisor: Joel Freeman
Screen Play by: DeWitt Bodeen
Story by: Fred Gebhardt
Technical Story Adviser: Ronald Grant
Assistant Director: Gilbert Mandelik
Director of Photography: John Alton
Film Editor: Edward Mann
Music Composed and Conducted by: Michael Andersen
Sound Mixer: Herman Lewis
Sound by: Ryder Sound Services
Special Photographic Effects: Howard A. Anderson Co.
Additional Special Effects: E. Nicholson
Art Direction by: Rudi Feld
Set Decorator: John Burton
Assistant to Producer: Ned Roberts

Ken Clark (Dr John Anderson)
Michi Kobi (Hideko Murata)
Tom Conway (Dr Feodor Orloff)
Tony Dexter A pseudonym for Anthony Dexter. (Dr Luis Vargas)
John Wengraf (Dr Erik Heinrich)
Bob Montgomery Jr A pseudonym for Robert Montgomery Jr (Rod Murdoch)
Phillip Baird
Richard Weber (Dr David Ruskin)
Tema Bey (Dr Selim Hamid)
Roger Til (Etienne Martel)
Cory Devlin (Dr Asmara Madonnnen)
Anna Lisa (Dr Sigrid Bromark)
Francis X. Bushman

Alternative Titles

12 a la luna – Mexican title



  • The Daily Cinema no.8272 (24 February 1960) p.10 – credits, review
  • Kine Weekly no.2734 (25 February 1960) p.22 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.27 no.315 (April 1960) p.56 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Variety 22 June 1960 – credits, review


  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed). p.205
  • Columbia Pictures Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Films, 1928-1982 by Michael R. Pitts pp.260-261
  • by Walt Lee p.506 – credits
  • “Twice the Thrills! Twice the Chills!” Horror and Science Fiction Double Features, 1955-1974 by Bryan Senn pp.171-173; 178-180 – illustrated credits, synopsis, review