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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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Cast

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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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IT'S NEW! IT'S NUTTY! THE STOOGES 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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Production number 8666. See more »

Quotes

Professor Danforth: I don't know whether to call it a Sea-going Heli-tank, a Land-going Heli-sub, or an Airborne What-in-the-hell...
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During the opening credit sequence, an animated Martian disintegrates each set of credits with his ray gun before the next set of credits appears. See more »

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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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This movie was awful
16 March 2002 | by (Jacksonville, FL) – See all my reviews

The Three Stooges in Orbit is extremely boring, very unfunny and very loosely wrapped. The Stooges become assistants to a professor who wants to sell a submarine/tank/helicopter to the military. Somehow, Martians become hip to the invention and want it for themselves. The plot is dead and empty and the physical comedy is kept to a minimum. The humor is often lame and unfunny with only a couple of laughable moments. Joe DeRita makes a very poor Curly substitute and Moe and Larry aren't given anything interesting to do. The movie takes a huge tangent while the Stooges get lost in the professor's invention, the Martian's makeup is horrible and the Stooges definitely show their age. You know a movie is bad when there are dancing Martians in it.

3.5/10


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