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6 April 1953 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
THEY'RE OUT OF THIS WORLD ON A MISGUIDED MISSLE! See more »
Plot:
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Good, as are all the A&C movies See more (34 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bud Abbott ... Lester

Lou Costello ... Orville
Mari Blanchard ... Allura
Robert Paige ... Dr. Wilson
Horace McMahon ... Mugsy

Martha Hyer ... Janie Howe

Jack Kruschen ... Harry
Joe Kirk ... Dr. Orvilla
Jean Willes ... Capt. Olivia

Anita Ekberg ... Venusian Guard
James Flavin ... First Policeman in Bank
Jackie Loughery ... Venusian Guard (Miss U.S.A.)
Ruth Hampton ... Handmaiden (Miss New Jersey) (as Ruth June Hampton)
Valerie Jackson ... Handmaiden (Miss Montana)
Renate Hoy ... Handmaiden (Miss Germany) (as Renate Huy)
Jeanne Thompson ... Handmaiden (Miss Louisiana)
Jeri Miller ... Venusian Guard (Miss Welcome to Long Beach)
Judy Hatula ... Guard (Miss Michigan)
Elsa Edsman ... Handmaiden (Miss Hawaii) (as Elza Edsman)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Bobby Barber ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Stanley Blystone ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Milt Bronson ... Announcer (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Bank Employee (uncredited)
Ken Christy ... Police Lieutenant (uncredited)
Juanita Close ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Russ Conway ... Second Policeman at Bank (uncredited)
Barry Curtis ... Boy (uncredited)
Harold DeGarro ... Tall Cop (uncredited)
Dudley Dickerson ... Bank Janitor (uncredited)
Lester Dorr ... Customer (uncredited)
Jane Easton ... Javelin Thrower (uncredited)
Hal Forrest ... Dr. Nedring (uncredited)
Ed Fury ... Perfect Man / King of Venus (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... Dr. Coleman (uncredited)
Tim Graham ... Mr. Lucas, Bank Cashier (uncredited)
Douglas Henderson ... Announcer (uncredited)
Donald Kerr ... Bank Employee (uncredited)
Harry Lang ... French Waiter (uncredited)
Rex Lease ... Police Sergeant (uncredited)
Scott Lee ... Policeman #1 (uncredited)
Grace Lenard ... French Girl in Restaurant (uncredited)
Hank Mann ... Clothing Store Clerk (uncredited)
Frank Marlowe ... Bartender (uncredited)
Saul Martell ... Jules (uncredited)
Patti McKay ... Venusian Guard (uncredited)
William Newell ... Drunk (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Traffic Cop (uncredited)
Helen Noyes ... Miss Frances Planey (uncredited)

Gloria Pall ... Tall Girl in New York (uncredited)
Gregg Palmer ... Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Syd Saylor ... Man at Fountain (uncredited)
Cora Shannon ... Bit Role (uncredited)

Harry Shearer ... Boy (uncredited)
Jack Shutta ... Grogan, Bank Guard (uncredited)
Carl Sklover ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... Observer (uncredited)
Helen Strohm ... Girl (uncredited)
Brick Sullivan ... Policeman (uncredited)
Jack Tesler ... Dr. Holtz (uncredited)
Ricki Van Dusen ... Girl (uncredited)
Dale Van Sickel ... Policeman #2 (uncredited)
Stanley Waxman ... Second Announcer (uncredited)
Sally Yarnell ... Bit Role (uncredited)
Betty Yeaton ... Contortionist (uncredited)

Directed by
Charles Lamont 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
D.D. Beauchamp  story and screenplay
Howard Christie  story
John Grant  screenplay

Produced by
Howard Christie .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henry Mancini (uncredited)
Milton Rosen (uncredited)
Herman Stein (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Clifford Stine (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Russell F. Schoengarth  (as Russell Schoengarth)
 
Art Direction by
Robert F. Boyle  (as Robert Boyle)
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Costume Design by
Leah Rhodes 
 
Makeup Department
Joan St. Oegger .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup department head
 
Production Management
Jack Gertsman .... unit production manager (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Holland .... assistant director
Gordon McLean .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Robert Pritchard .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
David S. Horsley .... special photography
 
Stunts
Vic Parks .... stunt double (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... musical director
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Alexander Tansman .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Milt Bronson .... dialogue director (uncredited)
Lee Frederic .... script supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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77 min | Argentina:81 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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Trivia:
Miss Sweden of 1950, Anita Ekberg, makes an early career appearance as one of the guards on the planet Venus.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Quotes:
[first lines]
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.
Orville:All right, Miss Planey.
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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
Good, as are all the A&C movies, 23 June 1999
Author: sarge-28 from Kentucky

All A&C movies are classic, and I think in this one the classic routine is where Lou meets Dr. Orvilla and the slap fight ensues. This is a movie where A&C made the movie a better effort than the writers did.

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