Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon) (1967) - Rotten Tomatoes

Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon) (1967)

Those Fantastic Flying Fools (Rocket to the Moon)

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Produced in the wake of the all-star "comedy spectacular" Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines, Fantastic Flying Fools (originally titled Blast-Off, and also released as Those Fantastic Flying Fools) is based very loosely on a Jules Verne novel. A 19th century British newspaper offers a prize to the first scientist who is able to construct and launch a rocket to the moon. Contestants from all over the world compete for the prize, including Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines cast members Terry-Thomas and Gert Frobe. Much of the slapstick is tiresome and derivative, but there is one cute closing gag involving villains Terry-Thomas and Lionel Jeffries and a Siberian chain gang. There's precious little of the spirit of Jules Verne in Fantastic Flying Fools, save for the woodcut illustrations which decorate the opening credits. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
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On DVD: Mar 24, 2009
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Cast

Burl Ives
as Phineas T. Bamum
Troy Donahue
as Gaylord Sullivan
Gert Fröbe
as Prof. Von Bulow
Terry-Thomas
as Capt. Sir Harry Wash...
Daliah Lavi
as Madelaine
Lionel Jeffries
as Sir Charles Dillwort...
Dennis Price
as Duke of Barset
Stratford Johns
as Warrant Officer
Graham Stark
as Grundle
Jimmy Clitheroe
as Gen. Tom Thumb
Allan Cuthbertson
as Scotland Yard Man
Derek Francis
as Puddleby
Joan Bennett
as Queen Victoria
Joachim Teege
as Bulgeroff
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Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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November 4, 2005
EmanuelLevy.Com

December 5, 2004
rec.arts.movies.reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003
Film4

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