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Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

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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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A poster for "Visit To A Small Planet" can be seen in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It's on a wall in the final scene in the alley. See more »

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Desdemona's Lament
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Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
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A must see for Jerry's fans!
7 October 2014 | by (Companion Galaxy Just Below Andromeda) – See all my reviews

I didn't know this movie exists, so I'm very surprised, because as a boy I just loved Jerry Lewis. Long time I wished he would come to my birthday party. Once, in my naivety, I even called Paramount Pictures and asked to talk to Jerry. He wasn't there, they said.

Some people commented, Gore Vidal wasn't happy with Jerry Lewis playing the main character. I totally disagree: Jerry is trying very hard to save a script that simply isn't funny! Yes, unfortunately this is a very unfunny comedy, but the little funny moments come all from Jerry. Actually I think it was a mistake that Jerry accepted to play in this movie, because this story is too silly even by Jerry Lewis' standards! So, watch it as a Jerry's rarity and try to enjoy it as such.


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