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The Three Stooges in Orbit (1962)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Sci-Fi | 4 July 1962 (USA)
The Stooges must battle alien spies to safeguard a goofy scientist's revolutionary new vehicle.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Norman Maurer (story), Elwood Ullman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe DeRita ... Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as The Three Stooges)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Carol Christensen Carol Christensen ... Carol Danforth
Edson Stroll ... Captain Tom Andrews
Emil Sitka ... Professor Danforth
George N. Neise ... Ogg / Airline Pilot
Rayford Barnes ... Zogg / Airline Co-Pilot
Norman Leavitt ... Williams
Nestor Paiva ... Chairman
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... Colonel Smithers
Peter Brocco ... Doctor Appleby
Thomas Glynn Thomas Glynn ... George Galveston
Jean Charney Jean Charney ... WAF Sergeant
Peter Dawson Peter Dawson ... General Bixby
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Storyline

The Three Stooges, Moe, Larry, and Curly-Joe, are evicted from their hotel room and set out to find a new place to live while prepping for their new TV show. They end up settling at the home of the eccentric inventor, Professor Danforth. The professor is glad to have company in the house again. He is working on a new vehicle which he plans to sell to the military. Unfortunately, a spy from Mars is trying to steal it. When he tells the Stooges about the spy, they are of the opinion he has "been bending over those diagrams too long." But with their TV show in danger of cancellation, the professor says he has another invention guaranteed to save their show if they will help him safeguard his new vehicle. They soon discover the Professor may not be as crazy as he sounds when two real Martians hijack the vehicle, mount a laser cannon on it, and begin attacking the city. Now, the fate of the human race rests in the hands of (gulp) The Three Stooges. Written by gorn9146

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The world's wackiest jet age jokers meet the Martians!! (Insert poster). See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 July 1962 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los tres chiflados en órbita See more »

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Budget:

$450,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Professor Danforth's cartoon machine was based on a real technique being developed by producer Norman Maurer. It involved filming live action actors in special high contrast makeup and costumes and using special processing techniques to create cartoon like images without the expensive labor intensive hand drawn process. The process never succeeded and the animated footage, and the Three Stooges cartoon series were created using traditional techniques. See more »

Quotes

[the Stooges have been told by the professor about the spy from outer space and are about to settle in for bed]
Curly-Joe: Moe. About that professor...
Moe: Don't pay any attention to what the old guy said about the spy from outer space. He's been bending over those diagrams too long.
Curly-Joe: [taking a rifle that's been lying on the wall and holding it] Well, just to say, I'm taking no chances.
Moe: Where did you get that?
Curly-Joe: Off the wall.
Moe: [taking the rifle out of Curly-Joe's hands] Chicken. If anything happens, I'll be across ...
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Crazy Credits

The box for the 1995 Columbia/Tri Star U.S. VHS release incorrectly credits Joe DeRita as "Curly Joe Howard". See more »

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References Forbidden Planet (1956) See more »

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The Three Stooges in Orbit was one of the lamest films the boys were ever involved in
2 October 2009 | by tavmSee all my reviews

Having previously reviewed Soup to Nuts which had Ted Healy with Moe, Larry, and Shemp, Violent is the Word for Curly with Moe, Larry, and Curly, Swing Parade of 1946 with the same Stooge members, and Hold That Lion! with Moe, Larry, Shemp, and Curly-with hair!-in a cameo, I'm now going to review The Three Stooges in Orbit with Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe. This was the most lame thing I've seen them involved with before their subsequent cartoon series put them even lower in quality. I mean, the script doesn't really go anywhere, the romantic leads are soooo bland, and the only visual gag that I found even remotely funny was when the helicopter blades conveniently took some pies from a table and hit all those superior Army officers in their faces! (That, and a turn-the-table-top-over-to-reveal-something-different-under-it bit.) Emil Sitka, who's to the Stooges what James Finlayson is to Laurel & Hardy, seems almost a little embarrassed to have to do both comic scenes with the boys and then have to play it straight as the father of a grown woman. I did like seeing Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe made up entirely in white paint doing the Twist, then having them animated and seeing Moe reading the English subtitles of the Martians was another amusing bit. And some of the beginning credit animation was cool. And hearing the Hamms beer jingle ("From the land of sky blue waters...") and the Greyhound bus slogan ("Leave the driving to us") was pretty amusing. Otherwise, everything-especially the direction of the usually reliable Ed Bernds-was just tired and worn out. So on that note, I'd only recommend The Three Stooges in Orbit if you're a completist of the boys. P.S. Besides Bernds, two of the players-Edson Stroll who plays Captain Tom Andrews and George N. Neise who plays Ogg and an airline pilot-were also born in my birthtown of Chicago, Ill.


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