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World Without End (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi | 25 March 1956 (USA)
Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

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Four astronauts returning from mankind's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. Our heroes meet with hideous mutant cavemen, giant spiders, love-struck beauties in short dresses, and jealous old geezers in sparkly skullcaps as they struggle to save humanity and build a new world. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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CinemaScope's First Science-Fiction Thriller Hurls You into the Year 2508! See more »


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Writer/director Edward Bernds disagreed with first-time producer Richard V. Heermance's budget-saving practices, especially the economically filmed final scene. See more »

Goofs

A revolver is shown that has a blown barrel due to what was said to be lack of strength in the metal as well as too strong a propellant powder. If the metal in the gun was weak, the part to fail would have been in the cylinder and frame area, not the barrel. The most likely cause of the damage that was shown would have been an obstruction in the barrel. See more »

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Garnet: Is she as beautiful as the women in your world?
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Desptie it's hokeyness, this is good 50s scf-fi fare.
15 November 1998 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

Patterned somewhat after H.G Wells novel "The Time Machine" and a fore-runner of "Planet of the Apes" (1968) This space-time travel story is better than it sounds. The astronauts are thrown forward in time but. actually it seems the opposite, as they return to a planet inhabited by cave-man like creatures-save a small group hiding out underground. The tight script and superior cast prop up this small budget picture, and the action moves it along so we don't have time to concentrate on it's short-falls. One of the better 'B' sci-fi flicks of the 50s.


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