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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

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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Storyline

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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Trivia

The was shot at the same time as Edgar G. Ulmer's The Amazing Transparent Man (1960). The combined shooting time for the double feature was only two weeks. This film was also meant to cash in the popularity of George Pal's The Time Machine (1960). See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Capt. Markova: [Meeting Allison] Well, Trirene's found herself a big, good-looking playmate and a fiery one too!
Gen. Karl Kruse: Mr. Allison, this is ex-captain Markova.
Maj. William Allison: [Taking offense to Markova's innuendo] I don't know that I like what you have on your mind, Captain.
Capt. Markova: Maybe when you find out what she has on hers, you'll like that better.
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Dated, Low-Budget, Flawed, But Fascinating and Compelling Nonetheless
25 November 2010 | by (utah) – See all my reviews

A prelude to a couple of television's original Outer Limit episodes, BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER for all its low-budget, fake looking special effects, subpar acting performances, comes across as an attempt at serious sci fi with elevated concepts and a flare for an fascinating effort of futuristic set design. The consistency of plot and the elements of both substantive sci fi drama, emotive relational interactions make this movie an above average depiction of a future world that would be replicated and copied by future sci fi movies, PLANET OF THE APES (1968), eight years later, and eerily BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES (1970). The same year that BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER was released THE TIME MACHINE came out that also had a similar theme and has since become a classic. Unfortunately for BEYOND THE TIME BARRIER, it is apparent that lack of serious support, directorial, budget, or time prohibited this movie from having a real chance at a much more compelling and credible depiction of the future. The storyline, the scientific rationalization, and even the more rounded and developed characters held out hope that this movie might have be a solid and memorable sci fi classic. Nevertheless, it failed to realize its potential.


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