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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.

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David Lowell Rich

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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 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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You've heard of Sputniks and Luniks...here come the Laughniks! See more »

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 August 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cohete lunático See more »

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Budget:

$380,000 (estimated)
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Columbia Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Released two years before the successful trip of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to outer space and ten years before the famous moon landing of Neil Armstrong and his two companions. 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

Spoofs Have Gun - Will Travel (1957) 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 the Stooges' Best work
27 July 2000 | by AL01-3See all my reviews

Avid fans of the Three Stooges will likely be disappointed by this feature length film. There's no Curly and no Shemp, but on the plus side, there's no Joe Besser either. (Joe DeRita is much better suited to this role than Besser was) By the time this film was made, the Stooges' act was well past its prime and most of their gags had a "seen it before" quality to them.

There are some entertaining moments for those die hard stooges fans as the Moe, Larry and Curly Joe are sent into space and encounter Alien life forms. However, there are few laughs and a better bet would be to watch one of the many brilliant Stooges' shorts from their glory years. It's a shame that the trio didn't begin doing featured films earlier when the team was still intact and the jokes and sight gags fresh. This is recommended only for those completely obsessed with the Stooges.


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