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Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished. Written by
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Shortly after the film's release, Abbott and Costello appeared on The Colgate Comedy Hour (1950) and did a sketch in which they attended the film's premiere. See more »
During the scene in which the rocket is flying in space, just before they land on Venus, when the rocket is flying by, you can see the string holding it. See more »
Miss Frances Planey:
Orville, after you've finished flying the jet ships for the children, bring them back to the orphanage. Then cut the lawn and water the plants.
All right, Miss Planey.
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Great fun for kids from 8 to 80; better than fans will tell you.
This was one of the first movies I ever saw, well before television came to Australia. As a child I simply loved it, and I've not changed my views on the movie in the intervening four or more decades. It seems usual for fans of A & C to deride the movie, but I rate it as the best they made after the end of the 1940s. Of course the SF aspects left me in awe at the time as I'd seen nothing like it. I even appreciated the Miss Universe entrants :) Even now the special effects seem pretty good for the period. The scenes aboard the space ship seem pretty silly, and did way back then, but that's the only glaring fault. One either loves or hates A&C. Put me in the former group.
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