Jerry Lewis is joined by a cast of Classic Hollywood Comedy character actors, but together they can't lift this UFO story above mediocre "Dennis The Menace" style sit-com level. Jerry Lewis' slap-stick talents are wasted on this low budged nonsense. - Lewis plays a goofy guy from the other side of the universe who can't help but keep visiting "that crazy small planet" aka Earth. He wanted to "drop in" on 1861 Civil War, but accidentally landed in 1960 white-picket fence suberbia. Everyone is preparing for a costume party. Guess what everyone is dressed up as? The cast of Gone With the Wind! - If you're still interested, then spend an hour and a half with this far fetched yarn. As a fan of Jerry Lewis films, I'm deeply disappointed by this one.
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Visit to a Small Planet (1960)
Visit to a Small Planet is a movie starring Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, and Earl Holliman. The weirdest alien of the galaxy pays a visit to Earth...
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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.
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60s Sit-Com caliber Sci-Fi ComedyReviewed bythursdaysrecordsVote: 4/10
This is a rare one to be seen around, so you may want to watch it just because you might never see it again... but don't expect the same quality as other Jerry Lewis movies. Although there are some really funny scenes, Kreton is not half as funny as that other crazy alien, Mork (played by Robin Williams), and the movie lacks action and moves on very slowly through a thin plot a a lot of standard gags.
Although somewhat funny because of the typical Jerry Lewis antics, it bears very little resemblance to the original TV and Broadway plays which was supposedly the basis for the film. I was lucky enough to see the original TV broadcast and read the play. Personally, I found the TV version to be the best. The premise is that an alien (of superior intelligence) comes to earth and makes rather scathing comments and conclusions from his observations about American (and world) cultures and societies. Most likely rather accurate reflections of the author's (Gore Vidal) thoughts on the subjects and issues. It was a very socially relevant portrayal of the time period. The film version vaguely touched on some and made the alien a very naive buffoon which turned a great satire into a comic farce for laughs only and of little intellectual value.
I keep hoping that someday a video version of the TV broadcast will be released. I believe that the UCLA archives does have a kinescope copy on file.
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