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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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RT-42
Hobart Bosworth ...
Z-4
Kenneth Thomson ...
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B-36
Ivan Linow ...
Loko / Boko
Joyzelle Joyner ...
Loo Loo / Boo Boo (as Joyzelle)
Wilfred Lucas ...
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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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Trivia

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

Quotes

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

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Soundtracks

The Drinking Song
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Sung by John Garrick and the Chorus Men
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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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