The Three Stooges in Orbit


1h 27m 1962

Brief Synopsis

(Com '62,BW). Moe Howard, Larry Fine, Joe De Rita, Carol Christensen, Edson Stroll, Emil Sitka, George Neise, Nestor Paiva. The stooges accidentally launch a top secret military weapon which implicates them in a sticky situation involving Martians and the U.S. Army. The great Frankenstein-like Martian makeup is by Frank McCoy.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 11 Jul 1962
Production Company
Normandy Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Synopsis

Television performers Moe, Larry, and Curly Joe, known collectively as The Three Stooges, rent a room in a gloomy castle from eccentric inventor Professor Danforth, who is perfecting a combination tank-submarine-helicopter to use as an all-purpose military weapon. Unbeknown to Danforth, his servant is a Martian spy who plans to steal the machine. The professor's daughter Carol visits the castle and is present when Air Force Capt. Tom Andrews arrives to arrange a demonstration of the invention, an event the Stooges subsequently turn into a total disaster. Later, two Martians, Ogg and Zogg, steal the machine and fly away with it, but the Stooges cling to its side and are able to hang on despite all efforts to shake them loose. Both the machine and the Martians are ultimately destroyed as the Stooges crash-land in their television studio, where they are offered a new contract on the spot. Meanwhile, Carol and Tom have fallen in love.

Film Details

Genre
Comedy
Sci-Fi
Release Date
Jan 1962
Premiere Information
New York opening: 11 Jul 1962
Production Company
Normandy Productions
Distribution Company
Columbia Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 27m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White

Quotes

Trivia

The first 20 minutes is actually reused footage from an unsold TV pilot called "The Three Stooges Scrpabook" (1960). The original pilot contained a laugh track and was filmed in color.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1962

Released in United States 1962