The legendary Berwyn/Chicago-based sci-fi film host will present his big broadcast showcase of “Have Rocket, Will Travel” (1959) with “The Three Stooges,” this Sat., Dec. 22 at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central on Me-TV.
The Stooges’ 1959 Columbia feature-length space comedy entry was directed by David Lowell Rich. Rich also worked on “Hey Boy! Hey Girl!” (1959, with Louis Prima, Keely Smith and James Gregory), several episodes of Stirling Silliphant and Herbert B. Leonard’s “Route 66” (1959-63, with Martin Milner and George Maharis) and “Madame X” (1966, with Lana Turner, Constance Bennett, Ricardo Montalban, John Forsythe, Burgess Meredith and Keir Dullea).
This will mark Sven’s second coast-to-coast big broadcast of the Stooges’ 1959 Columbia feature-length space comedy on Me-TV. Sven previously premiered “Have Rocket, Will Travel” (1959) as part of his big broadcast from coast-to-coast back in April 2018.
Who was in “Have Rocket, Will Travel” (1959)?
The players who appeared in “Have Rocket, Will Travel” (1959) were Moe Howard (as Moe), Larry Fine (as Larry), “Curly” Joe DeRita (as Curly Joe; DeRita appeared in Columbia’s non-Stooge comedy shorts, beginning with 1946’s “Slappily Married;” DeRita later joined Moe Howard and Larry Fine as a “Stooge” for various touring appearances one year before “Have Rocket Will Travel,” according to Lisa Mateas’ Turner Classic Movies article ), Anna Lisa (as Dr. Ingrid Naarveg), Jerome Cowan (as J.P. Morse), Don Lamond (in multiple roles as the introductory narrator of the full-length Columbia “Stooge” space comedy, a news reporter and the voice of the Venusian Robot),Dal McKennon (in an uncredited role as the voice of the Unicorn), Marjorie Bennett (in an uncredited role as Mrs. Hermine Huntingford) and Robert “Bob” Colbert (as Dr. Ted Benson).