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Director:
Writers:
David Duncan (screenplay)
H.G. Wells (novel)
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Release Date:
2 September 1960 (West Germany) See more »
Tagline:
You Will Orbit into the Fantastic Future! See more »
Plot:
A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Won Oscar. Another 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
It's always the right time for The Time Machine. See more (204 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rod Taylor ... H. George Wells

Alan Young ... David Filby / James Filby

Yvette Mimieux ... Weena

Sebastian Cabot ... Dr. Philip Hillyer

Tom Helmore ... Anthony Bridewell

Whit Bissell ... Walter Kemp
Doris Lloyd ... Mrs. Watchett
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bob Barran ... Eloi Man (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Talking Rings (voice) (uncredited)
Josephine Powell ... Eloi Girl (uncredited)
James Skelly ... Second Eloi Man (uncredited)

Directed by
George Pal 
 
Writing credits
David Duncan (screenplay)

H.G. Wells (novel)

Produced by
George Pal .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Russell Garcia (music score)
 
Cinematography by
Paul Vogel (director of photography) (as Paul C. Vogel)
 
Film Editing by
George Tomasini 
 
Art Direction by
George W. Davis  (as George Davis)
William Ferrari 
 
Set Decoration by
F. Keogh Gleason (set decorations) (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace (set decorations)
 
Makeup Department
Sydney Guilaroff .... hair stylist
William Tuttle .... makeup creator
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William Shanks .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Mentor Huebner .... production illustrator (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Franklin Milton .... recording supervisor
Van Allen James .... sound editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Wah Chang .... special photographic effects
Gene Warren .... special photographic effects
Howard A. Anderson .... additional special effects/optical effects (uncredited)
Tim Baar .... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Bill Brace .... matte artist (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... assistant animator (uncredited)
Jim Danforth .... visual effects assistant (uncredited)
Tom Holland .... stop-motion animator (uncredited)
Phil Kellison .... optical effects cameraman (uncredited)
David Pal .... stop-motion animator (uncredited)
Ralph Rodine .... assistant camera: stop-motion (uncredited)
Don Sahlin .... stop-motion animator (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Charles K. Hagedon .... color consultant
 
Music Department
Alex Alexander .... musician: cello (uncredited)
Russell Garcia .... conductor (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Uan Rasey .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Milton Raskin .... musician: piano (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
George Pal .... morlock designer (uncredited)
 
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"H. G. Wells' The Time Machine" - UK (complete title), USA (complete title)
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Runtime:
103 min | Australia:89 min (video version)
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Language:
Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (35 mm optical prints) | 4-Track Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (35 mm magnetic prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:A (original rating) | Australia:PG (re-rating) (1987) | Canada:PG | Finland:K-12 | Germany:12 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:AL | Norway:11 | Norway:16 (1960) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (2002) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #19392) | USA:G (re-rating) (1972) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alan Young (David Filby/James Filby) is the only actor to appear in both this film and the remake, The Time Machine (2002).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When George restarts the machine after looking at the mannequin and saying "Good heavens, that's a dress?", he is traveling slow enough to be able to see the store owner changing the mannequin's clothes, yet the light outside the store is shown flashing on and off several times, indicating that several days are passing.See more »
Quotes:
George:When I speak of time, I'm speaking of the fourth dimension.See more »
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FAQ

Was George in love with Weena? Is that why he returned to the future?
Why are there no Eloi children or elderly people?
Do the Eloi and the Morlocks look different in the novel?
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51 out of 59 people found the following review useful.
It's always the right time for The Time Machine., 9 August 1999
Author: yenlo from Auburn, Me

One of those Sci-Fi films that's made just right to be watched over and over again and never gets old. The special effects were ahead of their time but the film is not bogged down with them and the actors are allowed to ply their trade. Rod Taylor puts in a solid performance as George the time traveler. George Pal did a great job with this picture. A remake would probably be flashier with the FX but would be hard to beat this classic.

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