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Director:
Writers:
Edward Bernds (story)
Edward Bernds (screenplay)
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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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Or: How the Bazooka Saved Human Civilization See more (45 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)

Edward Bernds (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
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
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:
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:
Factual errors: When the men encounter the giant spider, it lands on Herb Ellis, and John Borden fires three rounds at it. Herb kicks it off and Borden then assists Dr. Galbraithe cut Henry Jaffe out of the web. Another spider appears and Borden fires five more shots at it, for a total of eight shots in all. Yet the revolver he used, a Smith & Wesson Military & Police only held six rounds and there was not enough time to reload.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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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Or: How the Bazooka Saved Human Civilization, 20 October 2010
Author: lemon_magic from Wavy Wheat, Nebraska

I'd actually rate this 6 and 1/2 out of 7, but compared to the movie that came out immediately before it ("Forbidden Planet"), this somewhat derivative production comes off looking a bit less than classic. So down it goes to 6 stars.

Some of the SFX in the early part of the movie are poor enough to make a modern day fan of this genre wince (think Rocky Jones "Crash Of Moons" poor), but once the movie gets out of outer space and once you get past the ludicrous spider puppets, things look a lot better and you can start concentrating on what's good about the movie instead of what's painful about it.

Yes, the screenplay has more than a little resemblance to "The Time Machine", and some of the "underground scenes" and future costumes are undistinguished, but the actors manage to save it. The intrepid astronauts are practically interchangeable as characters, but they are, as I said, intrepid and daring and admirable, and the actors work hard to sell their lines, and somehow, most of the time, things work fine.

There are some enjoyable bits of staging here and there, and a nice climactic duel between the chief astronaut and the villain caveman. There's a believable depiction of human nature (and human frailty) in the far future, and a "Wagon's Ho!" coda that will probably put a nostalgic smile of the face of many viewers my age - that sense that hard work, a forward thinking attitude and perfect teeth will always save the day.

Worth seeing once for its own sake.

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