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Just Imagine (1930)

Passed  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy, Musical  |  23 November 1930 (USA)
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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ...... See full summary »

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New York, 1980: airplanes have replaced cars, numbers have replaced names, pills have replaced food, government-arranged marriages have replaced love, and test tube babies have replaced ... well, you get the idea. Scientists revive a man struck by lightning in 1930; he is rechristened "Single O". He is befriended by J-21, who can't marry the girl of his dreams because he isn't "distinguished" enough -- until he is chosen for a 4-month expedition to Mars by a renegade scientist. The Mars J-21, his friend, and stowaway Single O visit is full of scantily clad women doing Busby Berkeley-style dance numbers and worshiping a fat middle-aged man. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Come today...soar on wings of fancy to the magic days of tomorrow's existence...see life, love in 1980---find out what your grandchildren are going to do! See more »


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23 November 1930 (USA)  »

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$1,100,000 (estimated)
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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric System)

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1.20 : 1
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The film takes place in 1880, in 1930 and from May to September 1980. See more »

Quotes

Census Taker: Don't criticize this marriage law. It, like the Volstead Act, is a noble experiment!
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Soundtracks

Never Swat a Fly
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Sung and Danced by Marjorie White and Frank Albertson
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I want this movie on my shelf
27 December 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I want Fox to do what they can to make a good restoration to the print of this film, clean up the sound, and release it on DVD so I can buy it and watch it whenever I want to.

This movie is incredibly bad, but it is just oh-so entertaining to watch.

It was shown on TV Ontario as part of a 'guilty pleasures' theme in 1980. It is the kind of movie you're not supposed to like but I liked it anyway. I would like to see it again. I would like to be able to show it to people who haven't seen it yet.

I mentioned to another person that I would like to see this out on DVD. He said, "If that happens then only you and I will have copies of it." I think how well a DVD of this would sell would depend to a very large extent on how it was promoted.


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