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Santa Claus Conquers the Martians ()


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The Martians kidnap Santa Claus because there is nobody on Mars to give their children presents.

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John Call ...
Santa Claus
Leonard Hicks ...
Kimar
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Voldar
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Dropo
Victor Stiles ...
Billy Foster
Donna Conforti ...
Betty Foster
Chris Month ...
Bomar
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Girmar
Leila Martin ...
Momar
Charles Renn ...
Hargo
James Cahill ...
Rigna
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Andy Henderson
Doris Rich ...
Mrs. Claus
Carl Don ...
Chochem / Von Green
Ivor Bodin ...
Winky
Al Nesor ...
Stobo
Josip Elic ...
Shim (as Joe Elic)
Jim Bishop ...
Lomas
Lin Thurmond ...
Children TV Announcer
Don Blair ...
TV News Announcer
Tony Ross ...
Santa's Helper
Scott Aronesty ...
Santa's Helper
Ron Rotholz ...
Santa's Helper (as Ronnie Rotholz)
Glenn Schaffer ...
Santa's Helper
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene Lindsey ...
Polar Bear (uncredited)

Directed by

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Nicholas Webster

Written by

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

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Paul L. Jacobson ... producer
Arnold Leeds ... associate producer
Joseph E. Levine ... executive producer (uncredited)

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Milton Delugg

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David L. Quaid ... director of photography

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William Henry ... (as Bill Henry)

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Anthony Termini ... edit supervisor

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Maurice Gordon

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Jack Wright III ... (as John K. Wright 3rd)

Costume Design by

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Ramsey Mostoller

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George Fiala ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Arnold Leeds ... production manager

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Gerry Rich ... assistant director

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Frank Hoch ... scenic artist
Edward Swanson ... head carpenter
Jack Wright Jr. ... property master (as John K. Wright Jr.)

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Dennis Maitland ... sound mixer (as Dennis L. Maitland)

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Duke Brady ... special lighting effects
Richard Falk ... gaffer
Martin Nallan ... key grip
Michael Zingale ... camera operator (as Michael C. Zingale)

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Virginia Schreiber ... wardrobe mistress

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Milton Delugg ... conductor
Nick Tagg ... musical coordinator

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Fritz Hansen ... martian furniture
Marguerite James ... script supervisor (as Margurite James)
Joseph E. Levine ... presenter
Robert J. Rosenthal ... production comptroller (as Robert Rosenthal)
Cynthia Webster ... technical advisor (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines Blast off for Mars... with Santa and a pair of Earth kids! Blast off for Mars... with Santa and a pair of Earth kids! Science-Fun-Fiction at its height! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le père Noël contre les martiens (France)
  • Jultomten fixar allt! (Sweden)
  • Joulupukki valloittaa Marsin (Finland)
  • Papai Noel Conquista os Marcianos (Brazil)
  • O aris enantion tis gis (Greece)
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  • 81 min
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Budget $200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia The film includes the first documented appearance of Mrs. Claus. See more »
Goofs In the beginning credits, costume designer is spelled "custume designer". See more »
Movie Connections Edited into A Colbert Christmas: The Greatest Gift of All! (2008). See more »
Soundtracks Hooray for Santa Claus See more »
Crazy Credits The opening credits title page says "Santa Clause Conquers the Martians" See more »
Quotes Kimar: Dropo, you are the laziest man on Mars. Why are you sleeping during working hours?
Dropo: I wasn't sleeping, chief. It's just that I haven't been able to sleep these last few months. I forgot how. So I was just practicing.
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