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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.

Director:

Edward Bernds

Writers:

Edward Bernds (story), Edward Bernds (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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THE 26TH CENTURY! Sub-Human Monsters... Mammoth Tiger Spiders... Mole-Tunnel Cities... Futurific Women... in the Screen's Mighty Science-Shocker! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 March 1956 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Flight to the Future See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Perspecta Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

This film was produced directly by Allied Artists (formerly Monogram Pictures). It was made in hopes of shedding Monogram's "poverty row" image. It was given a larger budget, shot in color and CinemaScope and ran a full reel longer than their usual 60- to 70-minute running time common to "B" pictures. Allied Artists was able to book it under percentage contracts rather than flat rates. See more »

Goofs

A crew member of the spacecraft says if they had landed on Mars, the atmospheric pressure would be only 10% that of Earth's. In fact, it is less than 1%. See more »

Quotes

Mories: Our women seem to have lagged behind in their evolution into reasonable creatures. They actually admire these reckless and brutal men.
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Edited into Queen of Outer Space (1958) See more »

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A great rocket, girls in short skirts -- what a movie!
26 January 2002 | by Bruce_CookSee all my reviews

A few years ago I watched this movie with a group of friends. We had a terrific time with it. It was great to see `The Time Machine' star Rod Taylor with `The Day the Earth Stood Still' star Hugh Marlow. Other high points included that great rocket ship (which was first designed for `Destination Moon', but rejected in favor of the one actually used). The rocket was first used in `Flight to Mars', and it later appeared in `It! The Terror from Beyond Space' and `Queen of Outer Space'.

If your not into rockets, perhaps the stunning girls in the short `futuristic' skirts will hold your interest. Famed pin-up artist Alberto Vargas is listed in the credits, although he's credited with `production design', instead of `costume design'. Perhaps he did both.

The story has strong points and weak points. The weak points are forgivable: few special effects, a terrible `giant spider', and sets that not exactly spectacular.

The strong points are, I guess, a matter of personal taste. The story is simple, but still interesting. In a post-holocaust world, a small society of civilized people live underground, safe from the violent mutants who live on the surface. The characters interact well, and when they take on the mutants in the climax, my friends and I were cheering as if we were watching the Super Bowl.

Maybe it'll affect you the same way. Give it a chance.


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