It's 1893 London. Futurist H.G. Wells believes that the future holds a Utopian society. He also believes in time travel. He has just built a time machine which he is displaying to a group of skeptical friends, including surgeon Dr. John Leslie Stevenson. Unbeknown to Wells or anyone else among that circle, Stevenson is better known to the public as Jack the Ripper. Just as the police are about to capture Stevenson, he uses the time machine to escape, with Wells being the only one who knows what happened to him. Not telling anyone except his trusting housekeeper, Wells follows Stevenson in order to capture and bring him back to face justice. Where Stevenson has gone is 1979 San Francisco. There, Wells is dismayed to find that the future is not Utopia as he had predicted. But Wells is also picked up by a young woman named Amy Robbins. As Wells and Amy search for Stevenson, Stevenson conversely is after Wells to obtain the master key to the time machine. As Stevenson continues his ... Written by
H.G. Wells races through time to catch Jack the Ripper!
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Did You Know?
Production manager Austen Jewell
had, 55 years earlier, appeared as a child actor in Greed
(1924). Both films are set in, and were predominantly filmed in, San Francisco. See more
When H.G. Wells returns to the basement to find time machine gone, he turns on the light, which comes on instantly, but basement lights up gradually. See more
I like that suit. Is that what they're wearing in London?
It was when I left.