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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) Poster

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Most of the cast came from Broadway shows of the time.
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The first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus in a film.
A new audience discovered the film when it was critiqued on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988).
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The Martian guns are actually painted Whammo Air Blasters.
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Pia Zadora's film debut.
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Most of the film was shot in an abandoned aircraft hangar on Long Island, New York.
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The film is in the public domain. Many copies, of varying quality, are circulating.
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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 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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