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The Wizard of Mars (1965)

| Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
In 1974, four astronauts, silver shoe-clad Dorothy, overweight Doc, goofy Charlie, and wooden Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try ... See full summary »

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The Wizard of Mars
Roger Gentry ...
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Vic McGee ...
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Jerry Rannow ...
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Eve Bernhardt ...
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In 1974, four astronauts, silver shoe-clad Dorothy, overweight Doc, goofy Charlie, and wooden Steve, crash land on Mars when taking readings, with only four days of supplies. They must try to survive on the surface, which is barren except for some canals with huge maggots with fins. After embarking through a golden igneous cavern, braving a storm and finding an unmanned Earth vessel, they discover a golden road which leads them to the unchanging ruins of what was once a beautiful Martian city. The Martians are modeled on the Flatheads of Oz, and their collective consciousness, the "Wizard," forbids them to leave until they perform a very small task... Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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While John Carradine was busy shooting a day's work on this film, Doris Rich--his wife at the time--was playing Mrs. Santa Claus in the campy Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) (she died in 1971). See more »

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Referenced in Bikini Drive-In (1995) See more »

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Not enough like the Wizard of Oz.
14 August 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

"The Wizard of Mars" is a rather boring low budgeted film. I watched it mostly hoping it was at least interesting when it came to the parallels to "The Wizard of Oz" but sadly this didn't pan out at all.

The film begins with a space ship crashing onto the surface of Mars. There are several men and, surprise, a lady. Their biggest problem is that they only have a very limited supply of air and so they leave their vessel in search of some way to survive. This search makes up the bilk of the movie and, sadly, it never gets interesting or the least bit like "The Martian"...it's just a cheaply made film with dull characters (despite the supposed Oz parallels). Even for bad movie buffs, this film has little to offer...it's not even enjoyable on a camp level.


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