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Time Flies (1944)

 |  Comedy, Sci-Fi  |  8 May 1944 (UK)
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A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to go back to the days of Queen Elizabeth I .

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Handley ...
Tommy
Evelyn Dall ...
Susie Barton
George Moon ...
Bill Barton
Felix Aylmer ...
The Professor
Moore Marriott ...
A Soothsayer
Graham Moffatt ...
His Nephew
John Salew ...
Leslie Bradley ...
Olga Lindo ...
Roy Emerton ...
Iris Lang ...
Stéphane Grappelli ...
A Troubadour (as Stephane Grappelly)
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A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to go back to the days of Queen Elizabeth I .

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This is probably the second (available) film that involves at time machine, the first being the little known Hungarian film Szíriusz (1942). See more »

Goofs

When Susie and Bill stall for time by performing in front of Queen Elizabeth et al., they start off side by side. Mid-tune, the camera cuts to a different shot made out to be in real time, and Bill skips merrily from behind the time travel ball which is behind Susie. See more »

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Tommy: Hiawatha! Winnitoka. Molakatoni. Kalamazoo.
Bill Barton: Oogie-woogie. Heidi-ho. Root-toot-toot and a suit-suit.
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References Things to Come (1936) See more »

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Excelsior
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Music by Michael William Balfe
Words from his poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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So stupid it's actually funny
20 March 2002 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Time travel comes about unexpectedly for Tommy, Susie, Bill and the Professor. The Prof. has invented this "timeball" which is like an earlier model of the car from Back To The Future. He's showing Susie the ins and outs of it, not worrying about hitting all the buttons because it won't work unless the trapdoor is shut. Thing is, Bill and Tommy, on the run from some cops, have climbed into the giant sphere to hide, and shut the door after them! So they go whizzing up a million miles, Susie slams a lever accidentally, they all get knocked out due to lack of oxygen, and when they awake, it's in 16th century England.

Tommy is throwing jokes over his shoulder at every opportunity, this starts off as funny but soon wears very thin. He's up to his neck in trouble, teaching the Queen how to gamble and then pretending he owns America and selling off blocks of land to the townsfolk and noblemen. The Prof is all very serious and ends up being arrested when he comments on how "Queen Bess" died - of course, this is the time when she is still holding court. Bill bumbles around a lot. It's Susie who has the most fun. She's got a voice like Ginger Rogers, and twice as much energy as Betty Hutton, and is hilarious to watch, whether trying to hail a cab (in 16th century London!), or prompting Shakespeare with lines from Romeo & Juliet, dressing up as a man, and singing any number of lively songs to buy a little time before they are all drawn and quartered.

Very, very weird. But still quite enjoyable. 8/10.


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