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The Yesterday Machine (1963)

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A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII.

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Police Lt. Partane
James Britton ...
Jim Crandall
Jack Herman ...
Professor Ernest Von Hauser
Ann Pellegrino ...
Sandy De Mar
Robert Bob Kelly ...
Detective Lasky (as Robert Kelly)
Linda Jenkins ...
Margie De Mar
Carol Gilley ...
Blonde Nurse
Jay Ramsey ...
Howie Ellison
Bill Thurman ...
Police detective
Charles Young ...
Doctor Wilson D. Blake
Olga Powell ...
Didiyama
Bob Brown
Marvin Seabright
Lee Arthur
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(as Joseph 'Pat' Cranshaw)
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A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII.

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Twice during the Nazi scientist's time travel lecture, the chalk diagrams he draws change. See more »

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Leave Me Alone
Words and Music by Russ Marker
Arrangement by Jerry Hunt
Vocalist: Ann Pellegrino
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This Is Really Not a Horrible, Horror Movie!
9 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie, its poor production values and picture qualities, and absolutely ABYSMAL Sound qualities aside, is actually a pretty effective sci-fi Horror story, told to the viewer in a pretty much intelligent manner.

I have always liked the actor TIM HOLT, going back to his playing the clean-cut young Prospector in "The Treasure of The Sierra Madre" with Bogart and Walter Huston. In this flick, his Police Lieutenant Partane character adds some semblance of credibility to his role and the overall storyline.

And Jack Herman, the apparently LIFELONG Yiddish Theatre Actor, who plays the "ESCAPED, VIRULENT NAZI SCIENTIST, Ernest VON HAUSER," absolutely steals the show, with his Mad Scientist's "Time-Travel Slave and Death Camp" of a deserted farmhouse, in Texas, no less!(* Actually, the Lonestar State has always been one of THE "All-American" Locales, for great MONSTER, HORROR and SCI-FI, Cinematic "Carnage"!)

All the usual mad Nazi "thoughts" and CRUELTY is there of course, in "The Yesterday Machine," yet there is indeed thoughtful DIALOGUE, as Mr. HERMAN'S Von Hauser character explains the "real science" behind time travel, to the heroic news gatherer-guy, "Jimmy Crandell," whom I believe is played by James Britton.

There are a couple of VERY WEAK, climactic plot points as the film closes out, but this one is still an A-OK to Good piece of SCHLOCKO Movie "AUTEUR-SHIP," let us, RIGHTLY, call it such!


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