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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
El Brendel ...
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John Garrick ...
J-21
Marjorie White ...
D-6
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RT-42
Hobart Bosworth ...
Z-4
Kenneth Thomson ...
MT-3
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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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mars | stowaway | 1980s | pill | 1930s | See more »

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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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$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 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

Single O: [upon meeting Looloo, then Loko] She's not the queen - *he* is!
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Featured in 20th Century-Fox: The First 50 Years (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

You're the Flower of My Heart, Sweet Adeline
(1903) (uncredited)
Music by Harry Armstrong
Lyric by Richard H. Gerard
Partially sung by El Brendel a cappella
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4 November 1998 | by (Huntington, NY) – See all my reviews

This is one trippy movie from 70 years ago! A combination of booze jokes, sci-fi, lewd sex, vaudeville jokes. El Brendel plays a poor sap who is struck by lightning in 1930, and winds up in 1980 New York, where flying Rosenbergs and Goldbergs have replaced earthbound Fords and Chevys. Babies are gotten through vending machines, and a trip to Mars proves Martians to be twins, (Each set has a good over-sexed one, and an evil homicidal one.) I'm not making this up!! Pepper this oddity with bad puns, miniature effects, and musical numbers and you got, you got.... this film.


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