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Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959)

 -  Comedy | Sci-Fi  -  1 August 1959 (USA)
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J.P. Morse
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Dr. Ingrid Naarveg (as Anna Lisa)
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They're blasting off in their first full-length feature film! See more »

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The only feature film with Joe DeRita that contains a Stooge eye-poke. The boys later deleted the gag from their routine, as angry mothers began to protest that children were poking their eyes out. See more »

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The amount of water on the floor after Mr. Morse steps in the bucket. See more »

Quotes

[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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Edited from It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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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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1959: The year of sci-fi comedies!
11 December 2003 | by (Fayetteville, GA) – See all my reviews

Even non-Stooge fans will be mildly amused by this modest little sci-fi comedy -- which, along with the TV reruns of their feature shorts, resurrected the careers of the famous trio just when it seemed they would be put out to pasture. Big budget science fiction films were out of fashion by 1959, so Columbia Pictures didn't invest much in this one about three knuckleheads who accidentally rocket themselves to Venus.

Abbott & Costello had already done it in 1953, even though the title of their film claims they go to Mars.

The Stoogemania version of Venus may lack the gorgeous women which Abbott & Costello's trip gave us, but it does have a talking unicorn, a futuristic car, a giant fire-breathing tarantula, and three evil Venusian Stooge look-a-likes who follow the boys back to Earth.

Comedy science fiction was an active sub-genre during the late 1950's/early 1960s. In addition to `Have Rocket, Will Travel', there was `The 30-Foot Bride of Candy Rock', `The Absent Minded Professor', `Visit to a Small Planet', `Son of Flubber', `Invasion of the Star Creatures', `The Three Stooges in Orbit', and several others.


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