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Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)

 -  Romance | Sci-Fi  -  July 1960 (USA)
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In 1960, a military test pilot is caught in a time warp that propels him to year 2024 where he finds a plague has sterilized the world's population.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Clarke ...
Maj. William Allison
Arianne Ulmer ...
Capt. Markova (as Arianne Arden)
Vladimir Sokoloff ...
The Supreme
Stephen Bekassy ...
Gen. Karl Kruse
John Van Dreelen ...
Dr. Bourman
Boyd 'Red' Morgan ...
Captain
Ken Knox ...
Col. Marty Martin
Don Flournoy ...
Mutant
Tom Ravick ...
Mutant
Neil Fletcher ...
Air Force Chief
Jack Herman ...
Dr. Richman
William Shephard ...
Gen. York (as William Shapard)
James 'Ike' Altgens ...
Secretary Lloyd Patterson (as James Altgens)
John Loughney ...
Gen. Lamont
Russ Marker ...
Col. Curtis (as Russell Marker)
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Experimental pilot testing a new rocket powered craft (actually a Convair F-102 interceptor) manages to fly into the future and land at the now deserted airbase he left. He ends up in a city with people who are suspicious he is a spy and who want to keep him to procreate with the rulers daughter because the majority of the inhabitants are sterile. He manages to escape and return to his own time but "with consequences". Written by Jamie Bone

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$125,000 (estimated)
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Some of the sound effects are taken from George Pal's The War of the Worlds (1953). See more »

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The bald skullcaps on the mutants were not applied well and some of them have wrinkles and their hairlines are obviously artificial. See more »

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[last lines]
Secretary Lloyd Patterson: Gentlemen, we've got a lot to think about.
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Addicts of low budget sci-fi might dig it.
2 November 2013 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

The legendary cult director Edgar G. Ulmer certainly had made better movies than this but that doesn't mean that this isn't fun to some degree. The main problem is that the (lack of a) budget shows: there's a lot more exposition here than action. But the actors are sincere, the visuals and atmosphere are decent, and there's a nifty twist ending that one might not see coming. The result is a minor but amusing effort that kills time easily enough.

Robert Clarke (also the producer of the movie), who'd previously starred for Ulmer in "The Man from Planet X", plays William Allison, an Air Force pilot who goes on an experimental flight. Somehow, he breaks the time barrier and ends up 64 years in the future, where a plague has decimated most of mankind and where various people hole up in an underground building dubbed The Citadel. The plague has caused various stages of mutation in people; some folk have become deaf-mutes, such as Princess Trirene (Darlene Tompkins); others are more sickly. The people of this future don't trust Allison, which just makes things more difficult for him as he seeks to find out how to get back to his own time.

The supporting cast consists of performers such as Vladimir Sokoloff, Boyd 'Red' Morgan, Stephen Bekassy, John Van Dreelen, and director Ulmers' pretty daughter Arianne in a major supporting role as the dubious Captain Markova. Co-star Tompkins is positively gorgeous and may serve as a distraction for any viewers who are otherwise bored with the movie. (One can't completely knock any movie where female outfits of the future include miniskirts.)

This may be no classic of the genre but it does entertain, and only runs an hour and 15 minutes anyway.

The makeup effects are by the great Jack Pierce.

Six out of 10.


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