Cosmic Journey (Kosmicheskiy Reys: Fantasticheskaya Novella) (1936)
How did Soviet filmmakers of the '30s imagine a trip to the moon? This intriguing Russian silent details just such a historic journey through the story of a brilliant scientist (Sergei Komarov) in 1946 who thwarts bureaucratic efforts to keep him Earthbound, only to find himself trapped beneath a fallen moon rock and short on oxygen. Impressive, effects-filled film co-stars K. Moskalenko, Vassili Gaponenko. 65 min. Standard; Soundtrack: music score; bonus shorts "A Trip To The Moon" (1902), "Cosmic Monsters" (1954); bonus chapter "Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe" (1940). Silent with music score.