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Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959)

The 3 Stooges are cleaners at a spaceport when they accidentally take off and land on Venus. The boys encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula and an alien computer that creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges.

Director:

David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Raphael Hayes
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Cast

Cast overview:
Joe DeRita ... Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as The Three Stooges)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Jerome Cowan ... J.P. Morse
Anna-Lisa ... Dr. Ingrid Naarveg (as Anna Lisa)
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Ted Benson (as Bob Colbert)
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... The Venusian Robot / Reporter / Narrator (voice)
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The 3 Stooges are cleaners at a spaceport when they accidentally take off and land on Venus. The boys encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula and an alien computer that creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges.

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They're blasting off in their first full-length feature film! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

When initially released, the movie was often on a double bill with The Legend of Tom Dooley (1959). See more »

Goofs

The amount of water on the floor after Mr. Morse steps in the bucket. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [French girl is stolen away] Why didn't I learn French instead of Latin? Ooo, a Latin...
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Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: Have Rocket -- Will Travel (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Have Rocket, Will Travel
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe DeRita
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Not So Good
4 June 2002 | by sloan123See all my reviews

It seems by this point that the Stooges seemed apologetic about their work. There was once a time when the Three Stooges could hit each other all they wanted without fear, but by 1959, when they were re-discovered by kiddies on TV, they had to tone down the violence a little. `Have Rocket, Will Travel', their first feature, has less slaps and eye pokes than their average two-reeler, thus resulting in less laughs. The Three Stooges play…The Three Stooges, and this time they're janitors at NASA. A pretty scientist (Anna Lisa) is about to be fired because her attempts to send a spaceship to Jupiter have been unsuccessful. To help her, the Stooges figure out what was wrong, but accidentally send the rocket while they're still in it. They land on Jupiter find a talking Unicorn, and get into some trouble with an evil computer that makes evil mechanic clones of them. Will they survive? The problem with `Have Rocket, Will Travel' is that it's talking down to a juvenile audience and trying to please the kiddies instead of being funny. What we're left with is Three nice Stooges and a talking Unicorn, which is so silly that it's virtually indescribable. And what about the Jupiter scenes? They appear to have been hastily filmed in a national park hoping the audience wouldn't notice the obvious flaws. `Have Rocket, Will Travel' is certainly likable, and it has one or two enjoyable musical numbers, but it just doesn't have the primitive humour and the laughs of their shorts from the 30s and 40s. However, it did spawn a Three Stooges feature film series that included `Snow White and the Three Stooges', `The Three Stooges in Orbit', and `The Outlaws is Coming!'


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1959 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$380,000 (estimated)
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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