Visit to a Small Planet Overview:

Visit to a Small Planet (1960) was a Comedy - Science Fiction Film directed by Norman Taurog and produced by Hal B. Wallis and Paul Nathan.

Academy Awards 1960 --- Ceremony Number 33 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Hal Pereira, Walter Tyler; Set Decoration: Sam Comer, Arthur KramsNominated
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Bad Movie Theatre: Jerry Lewis Pays a "Visit to a Small Planet"

By Rick29 on Oct 17, 2013 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

This review isn't about Charo and The Concorde...Airport '79. I originally intended to review The Concorde...Airport '79 in this column. I actually watched that debacle because of its notoriety as an awful movie. After all, Roger Ebert included it in his book I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie (he do... Read full article


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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.
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.
Producer Hal B. Wallis considered either Lewis, Alec Guinness or Danny Kaye for the lead role.
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