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Have Rocket -- Will Travel (1959)

The 3 Stooges are cleaners at a spaceport when they accidentally take off and land on Venus. The boys encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula and an alien computer that creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges.

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David Lowell Rich

Writer:

Raphael Hayes
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Cast overview:
Joe DeRita ... Curly-Joe (as The Three Stooges)
Larry Fine ... Larry (as The Three Stooges)
Moe Howard ... Moe (as The Three Stooges)
Jerome Cowan ... J.P. Morse
Anna-Lisa ... Dr. Ingrid Naarveg (as Anna Lisa)
Robert Colbert ... Dr. Ted Benson (as Bob Colbert)
Don Lamond Don Lamond ... The Venusian Robot / Reporter / Narrator (voice)
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The 3 Stooges are cleaners at a spaceport when they accidentally take off and land on Venus. The boys encounter a talking unicorn, a giant fire breathing tarantula and an alien computer that creates three evil duplicates of the Stooges.

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Released two years before the successful trip of Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin to outer space and ten years before the famous moon landing of Neil Armstrong and his two companions. See more »

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The amount of water on the floor after Mr. Morse steps in the bucket. See more »

Quotes

Larry: [French girl is stolen away] Why didn't I learn French instead of Latin? Ooo, a Latin...
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Edited from It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Have Rocket, Will Travel
Music by George Duning
Lyrics by Stanley Styne
Performed by Moe Howard, Larry Fine, and Joe DeRita
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"The Three Stooges" First Feature Film
22 September 2016 | by LeonLouisRicciSee all my reviews

The Stooges were Blessed with "New Life" after Their Catalog of Columbia Shorts (20 min) were Shown on TV in the 1950's and Baby Boomer Kids became Three Stooges Fanatics, to the Dismay of Worried Mothers and Nannies across the Nation, Fearing the "Monkey See - Monkey Do" Nature of Children.

There was No Shortage of Outcries and Protests from Parents and Other "Censorship" Types. Eye Poking and other Outrageously Violent Slapstick, like a Saw Across the Skull, was Typical and Routine for a Stooges Short and the Grown-Ups were Appalled.

But that's exactly why Moe, Larry, Curly, and later Shemp, were so Loved by the Youngins. They were like a Real-Life Version of the also Immensely Popular Cartoons, also finding "New Life" on TV. This brings Us to the Late Life Feature Films of "The Three Stooges".

Well Past Their Prime, and with Curly and Shemp Gone, the Stooges were asked to Cash In on Their Popularity and the Boys Needed the Money. So this Enterprising Series of Entertaining, but far from Their Best Work, Feature Films Resulted.

Financially Successful, the Films were Mild, Toned-Down Fluff and Fans went more to Pay Homage to Their TV Friends, and didn't Expect Greatness. It was a Mutual Admiration Event by both "The Three Stooges" and Their Adoring Public.

Overall, this was the First in the Movie Series and has its Moments. Ironically, but maybe not, the Best Stuff in the Film seem to be the Recycled Gags from the Two-Reelers. The other Stuff here is Forced, sometimes Amusing, but it's the Classic Routines that Highlight. Every once and while there is a New Surprisingly Funny Thing, like when Moe says to Larry and Curly Joe..."You're knuckleheads...All three of ya.".


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Country:

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Language:

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Release Date:

1 August 1959 (USA) See more »

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$380,000 (estimated)
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