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Director:
Writer:
Edward Bernds (story)
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Release Date:
25 March 1956 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
CinemaScope's First Science-Fiction Thriller Hurls You into the Year 2508! See more »
Plot:
Astronauts returning from a voyage to mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Desptie it's hokeyness, this is good 50s scf-fi fare. See more (42 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hugh Marlowe ... John Borden
Nancy Gates ... Garnet

Nelson Leigh ... Dr. Eldon Galbraithe

Rod Taylor ... Herbert Ellis
Shirley Patterson ... Elaine (as Shawn Smith)
Lisa Montell ... Deena
Christopher Dark ... Henry 'Hank' Jaffe
Booth Colman ... Mories
Everett Glass ... Timmek
Stanley Fraser ... Elda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Alpert ... Public Relations Officer (uncredited)
John Bleifer ... Jule (uncredited)

Paul Brinegar ... Vida (uncredited)
John Close ... Reporter (uncredited)
Walter Conrad ... Reporter (uncredited)
Hugh Corcoran ... Jaffe's Son (uncredited)
William Forman ... Radio Announcer (uncredited)
Michael Garth ... Military Officer (uncredited)
Mimi Gibson ... Ginny Jaffe (uncredited)
John Hiestand ... TV Newscaster (uncredited)
Nancy Howard ... Mrs. Jaffe (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ... Reporter (uncredited)
Rankin Mansfield ... Beryl (uncredited)

Strother Martin ... Nihka (uncredited)
Keith Richards ... Slave (uncredited)
Mickey Simpson ... Naga (uncredited)
William Vedder ... James (uncredited)
Herb Vigran ... Reporter (uncredited)

Directed by
Edward Bernds 
 
Writing credits
Edward Bernds (story and screenplay)

Produced by
Richard V. Heermance .... producer (as Richard Heermance)
Walter Mirisch .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Leith Stevens 
 
Cinematography by
Ellsworth Fredericks  (as Ellsworth Fredricks)
 
Film Editing by
Eda Warren 
 
Art Direction by
Dave Milton  (as David Milton)
 
Set Decoration by
Joseph Kish 
 
Makeup Department
Emile LaVigne .... makeup artist: surface beasts
 
Production Management
Allen K. Wood .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Don Torpin .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Sam Gordon .... props (uncredited)
Ted Mossman .... props (uncredited)
James West .... construction (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Ralph Butler .... sound recordist
Del Harris .... sound editor
S. Robert Quick .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Paul Schmutz .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Irving Block .... special effects
Jack Rabin .... special effects
Milt Rice .... special effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Emmett Bergholz .... camera operator (uncredited)
Dick Johnson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Harry Lewis .... grip (uncredited)
Fred Morgan .... still photographer (uncredited)
Robert Wyckoff .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Neil Brunnenkant .... music editor
Leith Stevens .... conductor
 
Other crew
Kathleen Fagan .... continuity
Alberto Vargas .... set sketches
Hubie Kerns .... stand-in (uncredited)
Pete Kooy .... stand-in (uncredited)
Sam Peckinpah .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 

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Runtime:
80 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording) | Perspecta Stereo
Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #17701) | USA:Unrated (video release) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
According to writer/director Edward Bernds, cost-conscious producer Richard V. Heermance wanted to do a science-fiction film in order to take advantage of some stock footage from Monogram's Flight to Mars (1951), which Bernds said could have been re-shot for a few thousand dollars and would have looked far more authentic than the stock footage.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: In the early scenes of the spaceship in orbit around Mars, and then blasting away from the planet, there is a bright blue sky visible through the portholes at all times, instead of the blackness of outer space.See more »
Quotes:
Timmek, President of the Council:Armageddon. The slaughter of humanity. An atomic war no one wanted, but which no one had the wisdom to avoid.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Queen of Outer Space (1958)See more »

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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Desptie it's hokeyness, this is good 50s scf-fi fare., 15 November 1998
Author: bux from Tecumseh ok

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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