Original Universal Studios theatrical trailer for “Abbott and Costello Go to Mars” (1953).
The 1953 Abbott and Costello Universal comedy was directed by veteran director Charles Lamont. Lamont also worked on several other Abbott & Costello comedies, including “Abbott and Lou Costello Meet the Invisible Man” (1951) and the duo’s final film for Universal Studios, “Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy” (1955).
Who was in “Abbott and Costello Go to Mars” (1953)?
The players who appeared in Lamont’s sci-fi comedy were Bud Abbott (as Lester), Lou Costello (as Orville), Mari Blanchard (as Allura), Anita Ekberg, Jackie Loughery, Judy Hatula and Jeri Miller (as Venusian Guards); Ruth Hampton, Elsa Edsman, Valerie Jackson, Renate Hoy and Jeanne Thompson (as Handmaidens); Jean Willes (as Capt. Olivia), Robert Paige (as Dr. Wilson), Jack Kruschen (as Harry), James Flavin (as the Police officer at the bank), Joe Kirk (as Dr. Orvilla), Horace McMahon (as Mugsy), Martha Hyer (as Janie Howe) and a young Harry Shearer (in an uncredited role as a young boy).