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Visit to a Small Planet (1956) [Screenplay]
by Gore Vidal Rating: Weighted - 7.2 / Average - 7.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Gore Vidal's satiric science-fiction Broadway play pokes fun at the 1950s red-baiting McCarthyesque Cold War military mindset.

Original title: Visit to a Small Planet: A Comedy Akin to a Vaudeville
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionHumorous, Parody and Comedy
FictionScience FictionSocial Criticism
FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsAlien Invasion & Post-occupation
FictionScience FictionPolitical

This work is a subwork of the following works :
     Best Television Plays (1956) [Anthology]
      Authors: Gore Vidal , Paddy Chayefsky , Horton Foote , Rod Serling , Tad Mosel , Robert Alan Aurthur , J.P. Miller , Reginald Rose


  • First produced for television in 1955 for "Goodyear Television Playhouse"; produced as a play at the Booth Theatre, New York City, 1957; Vidal later wrote a full-length screenplay adaptation, filmed in 1960


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