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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:
Planet of the Apes meets The Time Machine 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

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Although the films had nothing in common except time travel, the H.G. Wells estate sued the producers for plagiarism, citing similarities to Wells' novel "The Time Machine". Ironically, the producers of the film made from that story, The Time Machine (1960), used Rod Taylor, who starred in this film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
Quotes:
Elaine:[admiring Herbert Ellis's pecs] My, you are so much more muscular than our men.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Queen of Outer Space (1958)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Planet of the Apes meets The Time Machine, 11 September 2002
Author: Chris Gaskin from Derby, England

I recently watched this movie for the first time and found it a cross between Planet of the Apes and The Time Machine, complete with Rod Taylor.

Four astronauts returning from a space mission go through a time warp and end up on earth thousands of years into the future after a nuclear war. They encounter rubber giant spiders, mutant cavemen and hostile survivors who have survived the war and are living underground. At first they don't believe how the astronauts got there but they do eventually and they help them to destroy the mutants and start afresh and live without the fear of these unfriendly cavemen. Two of the astronauts fall in love with two of the local women.

As well as The Time Machine's Rod Taylor, the film also stars Hugh Marlowe (The Day The Earth Stood Still) and Nancy Gates. The acting is good from all.

I found this movie enjoyable and is beautifully shot in colour, despite the low budget. The giant spiders look cheap though. A must for sci-fi fans.

Rating: 4 stars out of 5.

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