Combining elements of Jules Verne's stories with the legend of P.T. Barnum, this slight science-fiction comedy has some high spots but fails to maintain them. When his circus burns down, Ives decides to send the reluctant Clitheroe (the ever-present "comedy midget") on a rocket to the
moon. This attracts the attention of spies around the world. Frobe is a German scientist who has invented the device, and Jeffries the man who designed the final craft. There is just one flaw with the spaceship: there is no way for it to make a return trip from the moon. Donahue, in yet another
forgettable appearance, is a balloonist who claims his rockets can make return trips. Numer...