Saturday, May 24, 2008

THE THREE STOOGES IN ORBIT - Paul Dunlap - "Space Twist" (1962)

We love this movie!!! When you combine the genius of director Edward Bernds with the musical prowess of Paul Dunlap, and add in almost everybody's favorite slapstick heroes, The Three Stooges, how could you possibly go wrong? It looks like a cross between a Stooges episode and "The Queen Of Outer Space" and sounds like everything from "Angry Red Planet" to "Godzilla Vs. The Sea Monster." This movie will keep you and the kids transfixed for at least a good part of it!!

Just to start off with, you get about a half a dozen of these neato cartoons during the opening narration!

Would you rather get hit in the head twice with a pan or take a straight shot to the forehead with a raw egg like the landlady??

Moe Howard was already 65 years old when "The Three Stooges In Orbit" was made, Larry Fine was 60, and Joe DeRita was only 53!

This Polka Dot Toothpaste ad is wild, and out of context sounds like a "Firesign Theatre" bit!! "Tastes like pizza!"

The twisted music by Paul Dunlap combined with this whole white-out scene is simply hilarious, this movie is well worth watching just to watch that 65 year old Moe dance!!! Go Moe, Go!!

"What's the matter? Are you killing ants?"

This "Twist" music is wound up real tight, kind of like in "The Sound Of Horror" but with a kickin' added trumpet, it's surprising, in retrospect, how really good it is!!

It's the latest dance step, the thing they're all going daffy about!!"

"If you can't lick 'em, join 'em!!" Everybody twist!!!

7 comments:

VonCheech said...

Thank You !
Awesome work on this blog !

Stooges music is so hard to come by....

bobby4ever said...

For me this flick didn't have the spirit of the original Three Stooges shorts of the 30s and 40s, but anything with Larry Fine, Moe Howard, and Emil Sitka (among fans known as "The Fourth Stooge") is valuable and worthy of respect.

buzz said...

IIRC, the reason the Stooges are in white costumes and make-up is that Emil has figured out a way to make cartoons without hiring animators -- the Stooges are doing a primitive version of motion capture!

Greg Goodsell said...

This is a kiddie matinee favorite from my misspent youth!

vilstef said...

Any chance of reupping the song or ost that was listed on this? The only Stooges ost I have is Meets Snow White.

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

I'll toss it back up for a couple of weeks!

wayne moises said...

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Movies tv shows comics magazines and concerts and became worldwide celebrity they are brothers and cousins of the comedy team known as three stooges a beloved comedians mostly for all ages was contract from Columbia pictures as a contract stars for several years and becomes a movie shorts cartoons and toys are all franchised around the world and remains a popular talents in Hollywood history.thanks for the information .from:Wayne. Waynemoises@gmail.com

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