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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

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The Martians kidnap Santa because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

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Vincent Beck ...
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Chris Month ...
Bomar
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Girmar
Leila Martin ...
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Carl Don ...
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Ivor Bodin ...
Winky
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Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. Written by <srm12@ksu.ksu.edu>

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Blast off for Mars... with Santa and a pair of Earth kids! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Sci-Fi

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14 November 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

The KID TV anchorman introduces the reporter as Andy Henderson. Santa calls him Andy Anderson. See more »

Quotes

Kimar: Dropo, you are the laziest man on Mars. Why are you sleeping during working hours?
Dropo: I wasn't sleeping, chief. It's just that I haven't been able to sleep these last few months. I forgot how. So I was just practicing.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits start with "Merry Christmas", before going on to display the cast and then the lyrics to the title song. See more »

Connections

Referenced in World's Greatest Dad (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray For Santy Claus
Written by Roy Alfred & Milton Delugg
Performed Pia Zadora
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Absolute Genius!!!
16 June 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is truly the worst movie I have ever seen, but it really goes beyond that. Something this stunningly terrible simply had to be done on purpose. Every joke, every "special effect" every background, every costume is done without any kind of thought as to not looking like it was done in under fifty seconds. This film brings artistry to sub-mediocrity. Something so basely horrible defies the physics of cinematography. I could not make a worse movie if I spent absolutely no time at all making it. Someone really, really tried to make this piece of gold stink like a thousand dead scatologists. If you have a dollar on you the next time you pass by your local dollar store, do yourself a favor and revel in the worst thing you can imagine.


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