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Visit to a Small Planet (1960)

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Complete credited cast:
Major Roger Putnam Spelding
Jerome Cowan ...
Lee Patrick ...
Milton Frome ...
Police Commissioner
Mrs. Mabel Mayberry
Barbara Lawson ...
Beatnik Dancer Desdemona


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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Release Date:

4 February 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un marciano en California  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Producer Hal B. Wallis considered either Lewis, Alec Guinness or Danny Kaye for the lead role. See more »


Referenced in Lost in Space: Visit to a Hostile Planet (1967) See more »


Desdemona's Lament
Written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman
Performed by Barbara Lawson
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Not one of Jerry Lewis' best
12 April 2000 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This is a rare one to be seen around, so you may want to watch it just because you might never see it again... but don't expect the same quality as other Jerry Lewis movies. Although there are some really funny scenes, Kreton is not half as funny as that other crazy alien, Mork (played by Robin Williams), and the movie lacks action and moves on very slowly through a thin plot a a lot of standard gags.

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