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Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 4 February 1960 (USA)
The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...

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Kreton
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Maj. Roger Putnam Spelding
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Delton
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George Abercrombie
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Bob Mayberry
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Rheba Spelding
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Police Commissioner
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Mrs. Mabel Mayberry
Barbara Lawson ...
Desdemona - Beatnik Dancer
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Storyline

Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations. Written by Alessio Quirino

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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4 February 1960 (USA)  »

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Un marciano en California  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Prior to its successful Broadway run, "Visit To A Small Planet" was first aired as a television play on May 8, 1955--Goodyear Playhouse: Visit to a Small Planet (1955). While some sources places another broadcast of this play in 1957, Gore Vidal did publish a collection of television plays in 1956 entitled "Visit to a Small Planet and Other Television Plays". The play opened on Broadway on February 7, 1957, at the Boothe Theater and ran for 388 performances. See more »

Goofs

During the Hungry Brain sequence, the jazz band's trumpet player is shown playing with his horn "open" (unmuted), but the trumpeter heard on the soundtrack is using a mute. See more »

Quotes

Conrad: Remember that scoop you had about Elvis? You said he was going into the navy.
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Connections

Version of Besuch auf einem kleinen Planeten (1971) See more »

Soundtracks

Desdemona's Lament
(uncredited)
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Barbara Lawson
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Silly Fun
17 June 2002 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

This has to be where Robin Williams drew his inspiration from for Mork of Ork. While this movie is by no means the funniest fish out of water film you could see, I think it still rates a look IF you could just find it somewhere...


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