Visit to a Small Planet (1960, USA) B&W-85m. ** D: Norman Taurog. Starring Jerry Lewis, Joan Blackman, Earl Holliman, Fred Clark, John Williams, Milton Frome, Ellen Corby, Joe Turkel. Rare Jerry Lewis movie, an adaptation of Gore Vidal's play. Jerry plays an extra-terrestrial who travels to Planet Earth to study it and its inhabitants. This leads to more or less amusing complications in alien-disbeliever Clark's household. Some candid moments for a 1960 movie, as well as interesting Beatnik references. Likable Lewis gives it his best, but plot isn't very funny.



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