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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) Poster

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Most of the film was shot in an abandoned aircraft hangar on Long Island, New York.
The first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a film.
The Martian guns are actually painted Whammo Air Blasters.
Most of the cast came from Broadway shows of the time.
Pia Zadora's film debut.
A new audience discovered the film when it was critiqued on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988).
When Santa starts making toys, one Martian is fascinated by "a coiled spring that walks down stairs." Slinky had a resurgence in the early 1960s.
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The film is in the public domain. Many copies, of varying quality, are circulating.
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The film is listed among The 100 Most Amusingly Bad Movies Ever Made in Golden Raspberry Award founder John Wilson's book The Official Razzie® Movie Guide.
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Included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell.
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