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Time Flies (1944)

A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to travel back to the Elizabethan era.

Director:

Walter Forde

Writers:

Ted Kavanagh (original screenplay), J.O.C. Orton (original screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Tommy Handley Tommy Handley ... Tommy
Evelyn Dall Evelyn Dall ... Susie Barton
George Moon George Moon ... Bill Barton
Felix Aylmer ... The Professor
Moore Marriott ... A Soothsayer
Graham Moffatt Graham Moffatt ... His Nephew
John Salew John Salew ... William Shakespeare
Leslie Bradley ... Capt. Walter Raleigh
Olga Lindo Olga Lindo ... Queen Elizabeth
Roy Emerton Roy Emerton ... Capt. John Smith
Iris Lang Iris Lang ... Princess Pocohontas
Stéphane Grappelli Stéphane Grappelli ... A Troubadour (as Stephane Grappelly)
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A minor music hall star uses a professor's time machine to travel back to the Elizabethan era.

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 May 1944 (UK) See more »

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Production Co:

Gainsborough Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (BAF Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its USA premiere in New York City when it was telecast Thursday 14 December 1950 on the DuMont Television Network's International Playhouse on WABD (Channel 5). See more »

Goofs

When the time ball first goes into space we see a clear view of the altimeter, labeled 'Height in ten thousand miles' and numbered from 1 to 10. Under the number 10 is written '1 million' (which the professor quotes) instead of the correct 100,000 miles (10x10,000). See more »

Quotes

Tommy: Bring me some food and wine! But don't bother about the food!
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Connections

References Maytime (1937) See more »

Soundtracks

Excelsior
(uncredited)
Music by Michael William Balfe
Words from his poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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Good feeling movie. Good character actors.
18 August 2008 | by bluesboy-1See all my reviews

I liked it. It's a cute little movie. Miss Dall was the spark in it that kept it going. The ending could have been better, maybe left open the possibility of other adventures (a sequel or two). Would be nice to make a modern version. Maybe going back or forward to a few different places in time with some chase scenes and twists and turns, like losing one of the characters in an era and then returning to rescue them before an unfortunate event. I'm tired of all the special effect movies now-a-days with no real plot and aren't funny, that are violent and very forgetful. The effects used in the movie were nice considering they were from the forties.


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