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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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Loko / Boko
Joyzelle Joyner ...
Loo Loo / Boo Boo (as Joyzelle)
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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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YOUTH AND LOVE 50 YEARS FROM NOW! (original print ad - all caps) See more »


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23 November 1930 (USA)  »

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(FMC Library Print) | (copyright length)

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(Western Electric System)

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The spaceship became Dr. Zarkov's rocket in Flash Gordon (1936). Footage of the dance number featuring and idol was used in the serial as entertainment for Ming the Merciless (Charles Middleton). See more »

Quotes

Single O: [upon meeting Looloo, then Loko] She's not the queen - *he* is!
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The Romance of Elmer Stremingway
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Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Performed by El Brendel
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A one of a kind oddity
9 October 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

It has a pretty bad reputation, but Just Imagine is such a unique film that it's essential viewing for those who can overlook the bad songs and the unfunny antics of El Brendel. The art direction is, of course, inspired, the dance sequences wonderful (especially on Mars), and the joke about Henry Ford is truly hilarious. Despite it's creakiness, there's no more lovable film than Just Imagine.


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