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Abbott and Costello Go to Mars (1953)

Approved | | Comedy, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 6 April 1953 (USA)
Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Lester
... Orville
... Allura
... Dr. Wilson
... Mugsy
... Janie Howe
... Harry
Joe Kirk ... Dr. Orvilla
... Venusian Captain Olivia
... Venusian Guard
... First Policeman in Bank
... Venusian Guard (as Miss U.S.A.)
... Handmaiden (as Ruth June Hampton) (as Miss New Jersey)
Valerie Jackson ... Handmaiden (as Miss Montana)
... Handmaiden (as Renate Huy) (as Miss Germany)
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Lester and Orville accidentally launch a rocket which is supposed to fly to Mars. Instead it goes to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. They are then forced by bank robber Mugsy and his pal Harry to fly to Venus where they find a civilization made up entirely of women, men having been banished. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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THEY'RE OUT OF THIS WORLD ON A MISGUIDED MISSLE! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy | Sci-Fi

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On to Mars  »

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$754,000 (estimated)
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At least two alumni of Three Stooges shorts in this one: Jean Willes and Dudley Dickerson. See more »

Goofs

When Orville and Dr. Orvilla are having a slapping fight Dr. Wilson walks in and stops them. Dr. Orvilla is holding a briefcase but in the next shot Orville is holding the briefcase. See more »

Quotes

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Miss Frances Planey: Orville, after you've finished flying the jet ships for the children, bring them back to the orphanage. Then cut the lawn and water the plants.
Orville: All right, Miss Planey.
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Featured in Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008) See more »

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True to Abbott and Costello form, this is funny
4 August 2001 | by See all my reviews

If you like Abbott and Costello, you will like this movie. It is true to form and is funny in the style of that era. It has some slapstick, but not so much so as to be overbearing. When you look back now, the special effects seem quite lame, but that is part of the appeal to me, in the fact that those were what effects looked like in that day.


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