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World Without End (1956)

Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

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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 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 First Science Shocker in CInemaScope 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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Allied Artists Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Perspecta Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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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

When the men encounter the giant spider, it lands on Herb Ellis, and John Borden fires three rounds at it. Herb kicks it off and Borden then assists Dr. Galbraithe in cutting Henry Jaffe out of the web. Another spider appears and Borden fires five more shots at it, for a total of eight shots in all. Yet the revolver he used, a Smith & Wesson Military & Police, only held six rounds and there was not enough time to reload. See more »

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John Borden: The surface of the Earth was meant for man. He wasn't meant to live in a hole in the ground.
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All of the elements of Great 50s SciFi -Space,Mutants,Future
10 May 2004 | by SciFi-50sSee all my reviews

Space pioneers are returning to Earth from a trip to Mars when their spaceship is propelled into the future. They land and discover a vastly different Earth than the one they left. All of the elements that went into the 50s scifi genre are here. Space travel, mutant creatures, and life in the far distant future. This film was a better than average film for its time. The effects are poor compared to today but the dialog makes up for it. The color is sharp and clear and there is a good cast to make it enjoyable. Pull up a chair and break out the popcorn. Following the adventures of the newly returned space travelers makes for a good Saturday afternoon viewing.


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