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The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)

The Stooges must battle alien spies to safeguard a goofy scientist's revolutionary new vehicle.

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Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
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Larry (as The Three Stooges)
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Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Carol Christensen ...
Carol Danforth
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Captain Tom Andrews
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Professor Danforth
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Ogg / Airline Pilot
Rayford Barnes ...
Zogg / Airline Co-Pilot
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Williams
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Don Lamond ...
Colonel Smithers
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Doctor Appleby
Thomas Glynn ...
George Galveston
Jean Charney ...
WAF Sergeant
Peter Dawson ...
General Bixby
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Storyline

The Three Stooges, Moe, Larry, and Curly-Joe, are evicted from their hotel room and set out to find a new place to live while prepping for their new TV show. They end up settling at the home of the eccentric inventor, Professor Danforth. The professor is glad to have company in the house again. He is working on a new vehicle which he plans to sell to the military. Unfortunately, a spy from Mars is trying to steal it. When he tells the Stooges about the spy, they are of the opinion he has "been bending over those diagrams too long." But with their TV show in danger of cancellation, the professor says he has another invention guaranteed to save their show if they will help him safeguard his new vehicle. They soon discover the Professor may not be as crazy as he sounds when two real Martians hijack the vehicle, mount a laser cannon on it, and begin attacking the city. Now, the fate of the human race rests in the hands of (gulp) The Three Stooges. Written by gorn9146

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STOOGES MEET MARTIANS...In Their Newest Screwiest Escapade! See more »

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4 July 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los tres chiflados en órbita  »

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$450,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

At least one scene of the Martian's attack (a building being blasted) is from Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956). See more »

Quotes

Moe: The visibility is zero.
Curly-Joe: Yeah, and we can't see either!
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Crazy Credits

The box for the 1995 Columbia/Tri Star U.S. VHS release incorrectly credits Joe DeRita as "Curly Joe Howard." See more »

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Features Earth vs. the Flying Saucers (1956) See more »

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Far from their best
13 November 2006 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

First of all, let me tell you that I'm a huge stooge fan. I consider them one of the most underrated teams in comedy history, only supported by a huge fan base but not for the critics. The stooges are much more than Moe hitting the others or flying pies. But sadly, the last years of his glorious legacy are far from the rambocious, lunatic and uproarious days with Jerome "Curly" Howard or even with Shemp. And this movie is a clear example. Slow paced humor and only a few good jokes aren't enough for sustain a 90 minutes film. The old stooges try to do their best, but even the scrip doesn't help. The martians are fun to watch, Emil Sitka was always a good companion for the boys, but the overall feel is bittersweet. I prefer them in their legendary Columbia shorts, the kind of stuff that influenced Seinfield's trio Jerry, George and Kramer, and many many others.


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