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Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  1 August 1959 (USA)
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Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Jerome Cowan ...
J.P. Morse
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Dr. Ingrid Naarveg (as Anna Lisa)
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Dr. Ted Benson (as Bob Colbert)
Don Lamond ...
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They're blasting off in their first full-length feature film! See more »

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When initially released, the movie was often on a double bill with The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959). See more »

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In the rocket ship, wires can be seen lifting Larry as he feels the effects of gravity. See more »

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[upon meeting a talking unicorn]
Larry: Ain't he quaint?
Moe: "Ain't"? The word is "isn't"!
Larry: Isn't he quisn't?
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Have Rocket, Will Travel
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe DeRita
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Decent Comedy for the Kids
10 August 2009 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Have Rocket, Will Travel (1959)

** (out of 4)

Mildly amusing comedy has The Three Stooges (Moe, Larry, Curley-Joe) accidentally setting off in a rocket and going to outer space. Once there they land on an unknown planet where they encounter a talking unicorn and an electronic creature. This was the Stooges big comeback after having been written off and pretty much overlooked. The trio had their shorts showing up on television where they gained new fans in the form of kids so this film was quickly released with the kiddies in mind. There's really no reason to compare this set of Stooges to the early Columbia shorts because it's obvious this film was made for a different group of people. Most of the comedy in terms of violence is watered down and a lot of the jokes are more slapstick than anything else. This film was certainly better than I thought it would be but it's still not quite what I'd consider a good film. There are a fair number of laughs scattered throughout with one of the best coming during a long sequence where the boys are trying to create fuel to make the rocket go. Larry ends up drinking the toxic fumes, mistaking it for coffee and the pay off here is quite nice. Moe and Larry were certainly getting up their in years and couldn't really do any of the more physical stuff but they're still pretty good here. Joe DeRita certainly isn't Curly but he manages to get a few smiles. A lot of comedians, including Abbott and Costello, were testing their jokes in space and I don't think too many of them ever really worked. The jokes here are certainly aimed at children and while a few of them work there's just not enough to carry the 76-minute running time.


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