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The Wizard of Mars (1965)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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 "The Wizard of Mars", Doris Rich, the current Mrs. John Carradine, was playing Mrs.Claus in the campy Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964) (she died in 1971). See more »

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Well...it's got John Carradine...and it's in color...umm...did I mention John Carradine?
16 February 1999 | by (St. Clair, Pennsylvania) – See all my reviews

It's certainly not the best movie, and it's definitely not the worst either...but it is very slow going.

I remember seeing this as a child and never knowing what movie it was...I remember the walk through the volcanic interior of Mars and the part where the hapless astronauts find the oxygen containers...and the run out of the Martian City...but I for the life of me do not remember seeing that inane "yellow brick road", nor the actually pretty scary-looking Martians...lord knows that woulda really scared the beejezus out of me.

Like I said in the title, it's got John Carradine and it's in color. Sums it up pretty well I think.


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