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Just Imagine (1930)

Passed  -  Comedy | Fantasy | Musical  -  23 November 1930 (USA)
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John Garrick ...
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Hobart Bosworth ...
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Kenneth Thomson ...
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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 | pill | new york | baby | 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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Sensationer 1980  »

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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

Hearing that people fly "Rosenbergs" and "Goldbaums" instead of driving cars, Single-O comments that someone got revenge on 'Henry Ford' - a jab at the famed auto maker's well-known rabid anti-Semitism (now all but forgotten). See more »

Quotes

Single O: [upon meeting Looloo, then Loko] She's not the queen - *he* is!
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Soundtracks

(There's Something About) An Old-Fashioned Girl
(1930) (uncredited)
Music by Ray Henderson
Lyrics by Buddy G. DeSylva and Lew Brown
Sung by John Garrick
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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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