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29 October 1964 (USA) See more »
Step Through "The Time Portal" See more »
In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Preston Foster ... Dr. Erik von Steiner

Philip Carey ... Steve Connors

Merry Anders ... Carol White

John Hoyt ... Varno

Dennis Patrick ... Councilman Willard

Joan Woodbury ... Gadra
Delores Wells ... Reena

Steve Franken ... Danny McKee

Berry Kroeger ... Preston
Gloria Leslie ... Councilwoman
Molly Glessing ... Android
Peter Strudwick ... The Mutant

J. Edward McKinley ... Raymond
Margaret Seldeen ... Miss Hollister

Forrest J. Ackerman ... Square-frame technician
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Wayne Anderson ... Android (uncredited)

Directed by
Ib Melchior 
Writing credits
Ib Melchior (screenplay)

Ib Melchior (story) &
David L. Hewitt (story) (as David Hewitt)

Produced by
Don Levy .... associate producer
Bill Redlin .... producer (as William Redlin)
Samuel Z. Arkoff .... producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Richard LaSalle 
Cinematography by
Vilmos Zsigmond (director of photography) (as William Zsigmond)
Art Direction by
Ray Storey 
Makeup Department
Marc Snegoff .... makeup artist (as Mark Snegoff)
Production Management
Tom Ramsey .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Lew Borzage .... assistant director (as Lou Borzage)
Clark L. Paylow .... assistant director (as Clark Paylow)
Sound Department
Leo Phillips Jr. .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Wayne Anderson .... special effects (uncredited)
Gary R. Heacock .... special effects (uncredited)
Don Russel .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
David L. Hewitt .... effects creator (as David Hewitt)
Bill Hansard .... process photography (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
László Kovács .... camera operator (as Leslie Kovacs)
Ernie Reed .... gaffer
Animation Department
Oskar Fischinger .... animator: lumichord effects (as Oscar Fischinger)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Phyllis Taylor .... wardrobe
Ruth Weiss .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Hal Dennis .... editorial supervisor
Other crew
Donald E. Leon .... legal counsel
Hannah Scheel .... script supervisor
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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82 min
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When it is revealed the future humans are travelling to Alpha CentaurI, one of the scientists responds "twenty-five thousand-billion miles!" This is actually quite accurate: Alpha Centauri is about 4.37 light-years, a little over 25 trillion miles, from our solar system.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When the four 1960 earthlings return to their lab to find themselves frozen in time, the supposedly frozen Steve Franken blinks his left eye.See more »
Danny McKee, the Electrician:[Approaching the girl he is obviously attracted to] Hi.
Reena:Be well.
Danny McKee, the Electrician:Yeah, you too.
Reena:[Attracted to him] You're a good-looking boy.
Danny McKee, the Electrician:[laughing nervously at Reena's agressiveness] You're pretty cute yourself. I-I, uh, I, uh...
Reena:Will you come with me later?
Danny McKee, the Electrician:Well, I... sure, you bet!
Reena:I know all the single men in the colony, but no one interests me.
Danny McKee, the Electrician:Well, that's fine.
Reena:[Propositioning him] You do. Will you come to my cubicle?
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6 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Step through the portal to the future., 20 October 2001
Author: Michael O'Keefe from Muskogee OK

This is an imaginative 'time machine' thriller about scientists and technical support thrusting themselves 107 years into the future. This is one of those typical mid 60s sci-fi flicks complete with mole looking inhabitants and of course, female space travelers fitted in skin tight pants. Well worth the backward look into the future.

Among the time travelers are: Preston Foster, Philip Carey, John Hoyt, Delores Wells and Steve Franken.

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