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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.

Director:

Nicholas Webster

Writers:

Glenville Mareth (screenplay), Paul L. Jacobson (based on a story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Call John Call ... Santa Claus
Leonard Hicks Leonard Hicks ... Kimar
Vincent Beck ... Voldar
Bill McCutcheon ... Dropo
Victor Stiles Victor Stiles ... Billy Foster
Donna Conforti Donna Conforti ... Betty Foster
Chris Month Chris Month ... Bomar
Pia Zadora ... Girmar
Lelia Martin Lelia Martin ... Momar (as Leila Martin)
Charles Renn Charles Renn ... Hargo
James Cahill James Cahill ... Rigna
Ned Wertimer ... Andy Henderson
Doris Rich Doris Rich ... Mrs. Claus
Carl Don Carl Don ... Chochem / Von Green
Ivor Bodin 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 Claus saves Christmas for the Children of the World! See more »


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Did You Know?

Trivia

Pia Zadora's film debut. See more »

Goofs

When Stobo looks in on the toy fight, the popping sounds and flying projectiles suddenly stop. The film was stopped to put the ball in his mouth. See more »

Quotes

Hargo: What's soft and round and you put it on a stick and you toast it in a fire, and it's green?
Kimar: I don't know what?
Hargo: A Martian mellow.
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Crazy Credits

In the opening credits, Costume Designer is spelled "Custume Designer." See more »

Connections

Featured in Brows Held High: W the Movie (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Hooray for Santa Claus
Written by Roy Alfred & Milton Delugg
Performed by children's chorus
[Played over both the opening and closing credits]
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User Reviews

 
People Need To Lighten Up About This Movie
14 January 2010 | by sddavis63See all my reviews

This is certainly a consensus pick as one of the worst (if not the worst) movies ever made - and for that very reason I've always wanted to watch it. Now I have, and my suggestion to everyone is - lighten up. Yes, it's bad. The sets are dreadful - worse than you used to see on Saturday morning kids' shows. The special effects are weak - although to be honest I've seen worse portrayals of space flight. And the costumes are hilarious - especially the polar bear and the robot. But come on - you have to admit that there's a certain "cuteness" to the story of Martians coming to earth to kidnap Santa Claus so that he can bring happiness to their children. All the characters are pretty one- dimensional. There's good guys and bad guys and fun guys and kids from both Earth and Mars. No one gets particularly well developed. And then, of course, there's Santa. In all honesty, I thought John Call did a decent job as the jolly old man. In this age of high tech special effects and big budget movies there's no doubt that this looks pretty weak - and even by the standards of 1964 it was still pretty weak. But it's good fun, and for the fun alone I don't think it deserves its reputation as one of the worst movies ever. What's left to say, except - "Hurray for Santy Claus!" 4/10


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1964 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$200,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Jalor Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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