Abbott and Costello Go to Mars

Abbott and Costello Go to Mars is a 1953 American science fiction comedy film directed by Charles Lamont starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. Made by Universal-International, it was produced by Howard Christie.


Orville (Lou Costello) is the oldest orphan at the Hideaway Orphans Home. He accidentally hides inside a truck heading to a top-secret laboratory. There he is placed under the supervision of lab worker Lester (Bud Abbott) to help load supplies onto an experimental rocket ship. While on board with Lester, Orville hits the ignition button and the rocket ship blasts off, flying across the country and eventually to New Orleans, where Mardi Gras is in progress. Lester and Orville, dressed in their spacesuits, witness the grotesquely costumed celebrants and conclude that they have successfully landed on Mars.