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Edward Bernds (screenplay)
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Release Date:
25 March 1956 (USA) See more »
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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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  (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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80 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.55 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording) | Perspecta Stereo
UK:A | USA:Approved (PCA #17701) | USA:Unrated (video release) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Writer/director Edward Bernds claims he invented the word "mutate" in this picture although, he admits that "mutant" has become much more popular.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When John Borden (Hugh Marlowe) challenges the mutate leader Naga to hand to hand combat, he mistakenly call his partner Herbert Ellis (Rod Taylor) Hank.See more »
John Borden:The surface of the Earth was meant for man. He wasn't meant to live in a hole in the ground.See more »
Movie Connections:
Features Flight to Mars (1951)See more »


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23 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
enjoyable science fiction from the 1950's, 25 March 2000
Author: gary overman ( from Derby, KS USA

I first remember seeing this movie on TV as a young boy in the early 1960's. From then on I watched it as often as it came on until they stopped showing science fiction movies on that station. For about twenty years or so, I did not see it, and then last year, I found it on video.

Much to my delight, I found that I still enjoyed it as much as ever.

The film concerns the first flight to Mars, and what happens when they start back. Hitting a great turbulence, the ship crash lands on an unknown planet, and the crew meets with many adventures before they discover that they are are on earth in the far future, and they deduce that an atomic war has taken place a couple of centuries prior to their landing.

The film has a good plot, cast and script, and even if the special effects are not what we are capable of today, it still is a movie that is worthwhile seeing.

Like I said before, I still enjoy it even after thirty years.

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