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524- 12 TO THE MOON

First shown: 2/5/94
Opening: Gypsy's tea party
Intro: Frank roasts Dr. F., Tom has a tennis tantrum
Host segment 1: Nuveena pops in
Host segment 2: M&TB prepare to leave with Nuveena
Host segment 3: Nuveena makes Crow and Tom into the appliances, Mike disapproves, so she pops out
End: Letters, Nuveena pops into and out of Deep 13
Stinger: "Ahh, ridiculous!"


(copyrighted April 1, 1956; 10m)

Shown with Movie: 524-12 to the Moon

Short Type: Industrial

Plot: A woman of the future wants her hubbie to buy every car she sees.

Prod: MPO Productions
(A Touch of Magic)
For: General Motors Productions
(A Touch of Magic; Frigidaire Finale)
Prod: Victor Solow
(dir/cin/A Touch of Magic; cin/Sweet Love, Bitter)

woman / Thelma "Tad" Tadlock*
man / Marc Breaux (chor/Mary Poppins; The Sound of Music)

Classic Line: "Girls don't go to Motoramas dressed in a pair of pink pajamas."

Trivia: Attendance for the 1956 Motorama in New York City was over two million people.

Here's what Business Screen magazine wrote about this short film in 1957: "Because of the widespread interest in Motorama, General Motors makes an annual film which, although not an exact factual record of the show, does capture its flavor, style, and theme. Design For Dreaming, this year's Motorama film, is a dancing and singing fantasy that introduces the beautiful cars through the eyes of cute Thelma Tadlock, a ballerina whose twinkling toes carry the audience from Chevrolet to Cadillacland, and to the far out reaches of the highways of tomorrow."

The "Kitchen of Tomorrow" by Frigidaire, a division of General Motors, was built in 1954. It was also featured in 1957's Frigidaire Finale and 1958's American Look.

THELMA "TAD" TADLOCK appeared in another General Motors short, 1961's A Touch of Magic which had the futuristic couple hosting a dinner party. Tadlock appeared on Broadway in Pal Joey (1952) and Me and Juliet (1953), but apparently did not appear in feature films.

Last Updated: 3/28/1999


524 - 12 TO THE MOON (1959; NR; 74m)
a.k.a. TWELVE TO THE MOON (variation)
Shown with Short: 524S-Design for Dreaming

Ad: "Land on the Moon with the Intrepid First Astronauts!"

Plot: Astronauts encounter hostile alien beings on the Moon who later freeze the Earth.

Prod/Sto: Fred Gebhardt (902-The Phantom Planet)
Dir: David Bradley (Julius Caesar; They Saved Hitler's Brain)
Scr: DeWitt Bodeen (Curse of the Cat People; I Remember Mama)
Cin: John Alton (Elmer Gantry; won Oscar/An American in Paris)
Ed: Edward Mann (Attack of the 50 Foot Woman)
SFX: Howard A. Anderson (104-Women of the Prehistoric Planet; 210-King Dinosaur; 623-The Amazing Transparent Man;
1010-It Lives By Night; Oscar nom/Tobruk)
Asst Dir: Gilbert Mandelik (An Affair to Remember)
PSup: Joel Freeman (The Music Man; prod/Shaft)
ADir: Rudi Feld (Big Daddy; The Wild Party)
Set: John Burton
(509-The Girl in Lovers Lane; 618-High School Big Shot)
Score: Michael Anderson

Captain John Anderson / Ken Clark
(406-Attack of the Giant Leeches; South Pacific)
Dr. Hideko Murata / Michi Kobi (Cry for Happy; American Tiger)
Dr. Feodor Orloff / Tom Conway*
Dr. Luis Vargas / Anthony Dexter
(902; *416-Fire Maidens of Outer Space; Valentino)
Dr. Erik Heinrich / John Wengraf (Judgment at Nuremberg)
Dr. Sigrid Bromark / Anna-Lisa (Have Rocket, Will Travel)
Dr. Rochester / Phillip Baird (Enemy from Space; Nightmare in Wax)
Dr. Etienne Martel / Roger Til (Sweet Charity)
Dr. David Ruskin / Richard Weber (902)
Dr. Selim Hamid / Tema Bey
Roddy Murdock / Bob Montgomery Jr. (College Confidential)
Dr. Asmara Makonen / Cery Devlin
narrator / Francis X. Bushman*

Trivia: Born Tom Sanders in Russia, British actor TOM CONWAY (1904-1967) was the look-alike brother of actor George Sanders. Taking over the role from his brother, he appeared in nine movies as the private eye character "The Falcon". Other of Conway's films include: 1940-Sky Murder; 1941-Tarzan's Secret Treasure; 1942's Cat People; Mrs. Miniver; 1943-I Walked with a Zombie; 1948-One Touch of Venus; 1951-Bride of the Gorilla; and 1956's 808-THE SHE-CREATURE.

It's hard to believe that the craggy-faced FRANCIS X. BUSHMAN (1883-1966) in this movie was once adorned by film fans for his handsomeness and physique. He made many silent films, and was known as "The Profile." His handsome face can be seen in 1929's Ben Hur. The craggy one can be seen again in another MSTed sci-fi turkey, 902-THE PHANTOM PLANET.

Last Updated: 6/25/1999

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