Visit to a Small Planet (1960) [ NON-USA FORMAT, PAL, Reg.0 Import - Spain ]
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At first, the humans he encounter don't want to accept the reality of aliens; Kreton convinces them, but along the way some become fearful, and others become intrigued. Character actor John Williams plays Devlin, the long-suffering teacher of Kreton, who allows his wayward pupil to try to get the 'Earth obsession' out of his system. Earl Holliman and Joan Blackman play a couple trying to figure out their future; Gale Gordon (perhaps best known as one of the Mr. Wilsons in 'Dennis the Menace' or as Lucille Ball's boss, Mr.Read more ›
Most likely a lot more appealing if you were born in the 1040's or 1950's and were raised on a diet of films by the comedians of the time such as Jerry Lewis. Furthermore, one would also carry an appreciation of how space travel and aliens were viewed as the Cold War was chilling global relations. My favorite early Cold War films will always be The Day the Earth Stood Still and The Return to the Forbidden Planet. By comparison this was a light-hearted farce All-in-all an enjoyable nostalgia film.
I usually don't like Jerry Lewis movies. They are goofy to the point of a silly waste of time. But somehow I dig this one,. I think it's because it's not just Jerry. The comedy writing is real gone. And you even have that hip-cat Buddy Rich wailing on the skins.
If you need a break from squaresville...blast off for Beatsville.........Daddy-O
Lewis's slapstick style did not seem to get in the way here, the way it normally does for me. Perhaps that is due to the need to suspend disbelief when watching sci-fi; Lewis's methods are out-of-place with any movie needing realism.
That said, the special effects and science concepts must have been well ahead of their time when you consider that this movie came out in 1960.
It's one of the best (if not THE best) combinations of comedy and sci-fi that I have ever seen.
Jerry Lewis is in his element in Visit to a Small Planet. The film is unique, funny and thoroughly enjoyable. Jerry plays a "youngster" named Creton who is still in school on a planet where emotions are non existent. He is very curious about Earth and sneaks off for a visit. What happens to Creton with the humans and Creton's teacher is hilarious! Visit To A Small Planet is not a serious film not is it just fluff. It is just pure entertainment!
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What a funny movie. I didn't know it was a Jerry Lewis movie. The caption said Lewis parks his spaceship in the yard of a skeptic. Based on a play by Gore Vidal. Read morePublished 1 day ago by Amazon Customer
Great movie....but did gore Vidal ever sue the makers of 'My favorite Martian '..it seemed that he would have had a case....Published 2 days ago by tom sciacca
Love Jerry Lewis movies - this one is very silly though. Couldn't finish watching it.Published 22 days ago by Sandra Gamez
I grew up on a diet of Jerry Lewis movies, so as far as I'm concerned he's "The King of Comedy". Read morePublished 1 month ago by patricia woods-harley