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Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | January 1958 (USA)
Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ward Costello ...
Dr. Robert Hedges
Joyce Holden ...
Claire Erling
Frederic Downs ...
Prof. Howard Erling
John Stratton ...
Victor
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Future Woman / Nurse
Fred Herrick ...
Angelo
Beatrice Furdeaux ...
Miss Blake
Jack Dimond ...
First Lab Technician (as Jack Diamond)
Fred Taylor ...
Second Lab Technician
Bill Downs ...
Dr. Blair
William Cost ...
Joe the Bartender
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Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From Time Unborn ... A Hideous She-Thing!

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Feature film debut of Salome Jens. Although she was listed onscreen, no other contemporaneous source credited her. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where the two scientists to whom Dr. Hedges has sent the statue for analysis discover it is radioactive, the shadow of the boom microphone can be seen on the window blinds. See more »

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Narrator: In the year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, Man launched the first satellite and pierced the space barrier.
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Referenced in Bikini Drive-In (1995) See more »

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Posse
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Music by Jack Shaindlin
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This was scary stuff
13 January 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Of all the horror movies that I subjected myself to in the sixties, this was the most terrifying. Werewolves, vampires, Frankenstein or aliens didn't phase me. The "lady from the future" as we call her to this day, scared the crap out of us. If we were out playing at night, she was behind every tree. That vision haunted me until I was somewhere in my 20s. I have not seen the movie since around 63 and it may make me laugh today, but that was the most horrifying creature they ever came up with as far as I am concerned. From the time she exited that water heater with a window until she was sprawled out on that table at the end, all I wanted was for her to be gone.


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