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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (1964)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Comedy, Family | 14 November 1964 (USA)
The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Call ... Santa Claus
Leonard Hicks ... Kimar
Vincent Beck ... Voldar
... Dropo
Victor Stiles ... Billy
Donna Conforti ... Betty
Chris Month ... Bomar
... Girmar
Leila Martin ... Momar
Charles Renn ... Hargo
James Cahill ... Rigna
... Andy Henderson
Doris Rich ... Mrs. Claus
Carl Don ... Chochem / Von Green
Ivor Bodin ... Winky
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Storyline

Martians, upset that their children have become obsessed with TV shows from Earth which extol the virtues of Santa Claus, start an expedition to Earth to kidnap the one and only Santa. While on Earth, they kidnap two lively children that lead the group of Martians to the North Pole and Santa. The Martians then take Santa and the two children back to Mars with them. Voldar, a particularly grumpy Martian, attempts to do away with the children and Santa before they get to Mars, but their leader Lomas stops him. When they arrive on Mars, Santa, with the help of the two Earth children and a rather simple-minded Martian lackey, overcomes the Martians by bringing fun, happiness and Christmas cheer to the children of Mars. Written by <srm12@ksu.ksu.edu>

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Santa Kidnapped by the Martians! Out-of-this-world fun 'n' action...as two Earth Kids are whisked away with him to Mars! See more »


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14 November 1964 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Santa Claus Defeats the Aliens  »

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$200,000 (estimated)
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Included in "The Fifty Worst Films of All Time (and How They Got That Way)" by Harry Medved and Randy Lowell. See more »

Goofs

The KID TV anchorman introduces the reporter as Andy Henderson. Santa calls him Andy Anderson. See more »

Quotes

Rigna: Chochem is eight hundred years old, you can't dismiss the wisdom of centuries.
Voldar: I can.
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In the opening credits, Costume Designer is spelled "Custume Designer." See more »


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Hooray for Santa Claus
Written by Roy Alfred & Milton Delugg
Performed Pia Zadora
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Lots of fun
9 April 2017 | by See all my reviews

Made in 1964 this film is a cult classic. Is it a great film? No! Is it fun to watch? Absolutely. Should you see? Of course. Is it safe for children? Yes.

The plot of this film is that the children of Mars are in some sort of stupor. When a father goes to the supreme leader about the problems his children are having the leader tell s them that "Children are no longer Children on Mars". Eventually the Martians are told about how on earth they have Christmas and Santa Claus.

The Martians then set out to kidnap Santa and they do along with 2 children.

Santa however is facing a problem when he gets on Mars because one the Martians does not approve of his arrival.

If your a child of the 1970's then chances are you have seen this film. It is fun to watch. You can't help but to laugh at the cheap looking "Saturday Morning Television" special effects.


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