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World Without End (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi | 25 March 1956 (USA)
Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.


Edward Bernds


Edward Bernds (story), Edward Bernds (screenplay)




Cast overview:
Hugh Marlowe ... John Borden
Nancy Gates ... Garnet
Nelson Leigh ... Dr. Eldon Galbraithe
Rod Taylor ... Herbert Ellis
Shirley Patterson ... Elaine (as Shawn Smith)
Lisa Montell ... Deena
Christopher Dark Christopher Dark ... Henry 'Hank' Jaffe
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Mories
Everett Glass ... Timmek
Stanley Fraser Stanley Fraser ... Elda


Four astronauts returning from mankind's first mission to Mars enter a time warp and crash on a 26th Century Earth devastated by atomic war. Our heroes meet with hideous mutant cavemen, giant spiders, love-struck beauties in short dresses, and jealous old geezers in sparkly skullcaps as they struggle to save humanity and build a new world. Written by D.A. Kellough <dkelloug@infinet.com>

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Writer/director Edward Bernds first sought Sterling Hayden and then Frank Lovejoy for the lead. Producer Richard V. Heermance eventually hired Hugh Marlowe, who asked for only a quarter of the other actors' salaries. According to Bernds, Marlowe was often lazy and unprepared. See more »


A revolver is shown that has a blown barrel due to what was said to be lack of strength in the metal as well as too strong a propellant powder. If the metal in the gun was weak, the part to fail would have been in the cylinder and frame area, not the barrel. The most likely cause of the damage that was shown would have been an obstruction in the barrel. See more »


Deena: Naga! Oomay mah luke!
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Fun Movie about Time Travel and our Future
22 March 2001 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

Today was the first time I have seen this movie. Although I adore the SCI-FI genre, I really don't dribble or quibble over Special Effects like smaller-minded viewers. I much rather watch a SCI-FI movie that has a good story and fairly good acting.

Folks so quickly forget what pre-2001 A Space Odyssey and pre-Star Wars SCI-FI movies were like and become jaded in their views. Suddenly all perspective is gone. Goodness, these were simple times in the mid-50's, have some compassion. We have come far even in comparison to 50 years ago.

WORLD WITHOUT END offers a story taking off from the classic Time Machine and anticipating the post-apocalyptic nightmare of Planet of the Apes. It presents yet another version of what could be the future. The sets and complete production values are all fine and well realized.

But what is important here is the story and the hope that mankind can survive through any adversity because he has and will always have the will to live and carry on. Warts and all.

I would recommend this to any real fan of storytelling.

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Release Date:

25 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight to the Future See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Perspecta Stereo


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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