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Friday, July 12, 2013

THE ROCKET MAN (1954)

Sentimental nonsense about an orphaned tyke who gets a honest-to-God working Ray Gun from an honest-to-God apparition of a SpaceMan. And the gizmo sure comes in handy when he spends a foster week with a kindly Justice of the Peace who's going to need all its magical powers to stop a big bad political boss from buying the orphanage in a money-making scam. Charles Coburn & frog-voiced George Winslow, who’d just played old & young satyrs against Marilyn Monroe in GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES/’53, are reteamed, along with a decent enough cast with Spring Byington, John Agar and a very young, very pretty Anne Francis. But the kicker to all this slop is that the film represents the one & only Hollywood writing credit of Lenny Bruce! Yep, that Lenny Bruce. You won’t find much scatological, counter-culture attitude in here, but hipsters may want to check out this Lenny Bruce road-not-traveled.

DOUBLE-BILL: One of the weirder Eisenhower Era pics on kids getting into Sci-Fi trouble is THE INVISIBLE BOY/’57 with Robbie the Robot from FORBIDDEN PLANET/’56. (It comes as a BONUS on the FP-DVD.)

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