An American physicist, Peter Standish, lives in London in an inherited flat on Berkeley Square, unchanged from its 18th century appearance. He's researched his ancestors and the flat, and he believes somehow he will travel through time, if only briefly, to 1784. A lightning strike transports him, and he finds things disturbingly different than he expected: disease and social conditions appall him, and, in this Age of Reason, his speech, manners, and knowledge frighten rather than interest all except one young woman, Helen, the sister of the woman he's to marry. He sets up a laboratory in the hopes of hastening progress, and he tells her his secret. Does love or Bedlam await? Written by
Not an Oscar contender but still a very satisfactory film,with a great British supporting cast. I saw the play, back in WW2 and it is relatively faithful.My wife is a great Tyrone Power fan and this is her favourite. I seem to remember seeing it on tv way back but have not seen it recently. Is this yet another of those "lost films"?
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