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Visit to a Small Planet Details

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When a space alien's fascination with Earthlings gets the better of him, he breaks one of his planet's laws and speeds off to visit the blue planet. Once there the alien (Jerry Lewis) encounters a nice family who kindly take him in. The father is a news commentator. Ironically, just prior to meeting the visitor, he had just aired a piece in which he derided all notions of extraterrestrial visits. In exchange for having them teach him about human ways, he uses his many fantastic powers to help them. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Sam Comer Best Black and White Art Direction 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Walter Tyler Best Black and White Art Direction 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Hal Pereira Best Black and White Art Direction 1960 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Arthur Krams Best Black and White Art Direction 1960 Nominee

Cast

Jerry Lewis
as Kreton
Joan Blackman
as Ellen Spelding
Fred Clark
as Maj. Roger Putnam Spelding
Jerome Cowan
as George Abercombie
Gale Gordon
as Bob Mayberry
Lee Patrick
as Rheba Spelding
Barbara Lawson
as Desdemona
Don Bagley
as Person
Ellen Corby
as Mrs. Mayberry
Earl Holliman
as Conrad
Ellen Corby
as Mrs. Mayberry
Don Bagley
as Person

Crew

Norman Taurog
Director
Hal B. Wallis
Producer
Gore Vidal
Play Author
Gore Vidal
Screenwriter
Henry Garson
Screenwriter
Loyal Griggs
Cinematographer
Leigh Harline
Composer (Music Score)
Warren Low
Editor
Walter Tyler
Art Director
Hal Pereira
Art Director
Sam Comer
Set Designer
Arthur Krams
Set Designer
Edith Head
Costume Designer
Farciot Edouart
Special Effects
John P. Fulton
Special Effects
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