Cinema: Astronaughts & FBIdiots

Moon Pilot (Buena Vista). Sacred cows, if skillfully milked, produce tuns of fun; but Hollywood usually avoids them because they often kick back. The more reason to be pleasantly surprised that Walt Disney, not specifically known for socio-political daring, should have herded three of these pampered critters—the FBI, the Air Force and the astronaut program —into the same plot. Under the deft manipulation of Director James Neilson and Scenarist Maurice Tombragel, they produce a fairly steady stream of healthy nonsense.

The Air Force is represented by a cigar-chomping general who chews out his...

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