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VIsit To A Small Planet (1960)
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VIsit To A Small Planet (1960) Jerry Lewis is Kreton, a childish alien who, against his teacher's will leaves his planet to visit the Earth, and lands in the backyard of a famous television journalist who doesn't believe in U.F.O's and aliens. Wanting to study humans but not able to fully understand them, Kreton makes a mess out of it, generating a lot of comic situations.

Title: VIsit To A Small Planet
Release Date: February 04, 1960
Runtime: 85 mins
Genre: Comedy
All Genres: Comedy, Sci-Fi
Languages: English
Country: USA
Colors: Black and White
Sound: Mono
IMDB Rating: 5.8
Buried.com Rating: 6.8 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With V

MPAA Rating: Btl

Norman Taurog

Jerry Lewis ...Kreton
Joan Blackman ...Ellen Spelding
Earl Holliman ...Conrad
Fred Clark ...Major Roger Putnam Spelding
John Williams ...Delton
Jerome Cowan ...George Abercrombie
Gale Gordon ...Bob Mayberry
Lee Patrick ...Rheba Spelding
Milton Frome ...Police Commissioner
Ellen Corby ...Mrs. Mabel Mayberry
Barbara Lawson ...Beatnik dancer Desdemona
Don Bagley ...Bassist
Gene Collins ...Beatnik
Jack Costanzo ...Percussionist
John Dennis ...Waiter
Beach Dickerson ...Beatnik
John Diggs ...General
Dominic Fidelibus ...Beatnik
Louise Glenn ...Beatnik
Bob Harvey ...Beatnik
David Landfield ...Beatnik
Richard Lane ...Superbo Television Spokesman
Hugh Langtry ...Beatnik
Karl Lukas ...Policeman
Titus Moede ...Beatnik
Max Power ...Truck Driver
Buddy Rich ...Drummer
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...Melnick
Michael Ross ...Traffic Cop
Mark Russell ...Waiter

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Paul Nathan
Hal B. Wallis

Gore Vidal
Edmund Beloin
Henry Garson

Leigh Harline

Movie Trivia:
  • Gore Vidal, who wrote the original play, was upset with the choice of Jerry Lewis as the lead in the movie version. On Broadway, Vidal's play ran for 388 performances between Feb 7, 1957 and Jan 11, 1958, and won Cyril Ritchard, originator of the Kreton character, a 1957 Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in Play. But Jerry Lewis was a star, twelve times named to the Top Ten list of Box Office Stars, six times with partner Dean Martin (with whom he was the top star of 1952), and six times solo (ranking as high as #3 in 1958). He got the part.
  • A poster for "Visit To A Small Planet" can be seen in "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It's on a wall in the final scene in the alley.
  • Prior to its successful Broadway run,"Visit To A Small Planet" was first aired as a television play on May 8, 1955 on the Goodyear Television Playhouse. While some sources places another broadcast of this play in 1957, Gore Vidal did publish a collection of television plays in 1956 entitled "Visit to a Small Planet and Other Television Plays". The play opened on Broadway on February 7, 1957 at the Boothe Theater and ran for 388 performances.
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