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Terror from the Year 5000 (1958)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | January 1958 (USA)
Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws ... See full summary »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Ward Costello Ward Costello ... Dr. Robert Hedges
Joyce Holden ... Claire Erling
Frederic Downs Frederic Downs ... Prof. Howard Erling
John Stratton John Stratton ... Victor
Salome Jens ... Future Woman / Nurse
Fred Herrick Fred Herrick ... Angelo
Beatrice Furdeaux Beatrice Furdeaux ... Miss Blake
Jack Dimond Jack Dimond ... First Lab Technician (as Jack Diamond)
Fred Taylor Fred Taylor ... Second Lab Technician
Bill Downs Bill Downs ... Dr. Blair
William Cost William Cost ... Joe the Bartender
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Storyline

Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From Time Unborn ... A Hideous She-Thing!

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Sci-Fi

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Girl from 5000 A.D. See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

La Jolla Productions See more »
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Mono

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Feature film debut of Salome Jens. Although she was listed onscreen, no other contemporaneous source credited her. See more »

Goofs

Although the narrator claims the first satellite launched by "man" was in 1958, it was actually the Soviet Union's Sputnik 1 that was first on October 4, 1957. Interestingly, the first *American* satellite, Explorer I, was indeed launched on January 31, 1958 (February 1 in GMT). See more »

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Narrator: In the year nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, Man launched the first satellite and pierced the space barrier.
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References I Was a Teenage Frankenstein (1957) See more »

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Posse
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Music by Jack Shaindlin
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shocking
9 December 2006 | by bobhobergSee all my reviews

Hey, the night scenes were even hard to make out on the 1962 Zenith black and white TV, but it still scared us so much that my sister and I couldn't wait to be frightened by it the following year or whenever it was shown again and it was definitely tops on our scary movie list. I mean come on, Sorry, Wrong Number(1948) was pretty scary back then. But this hideous looking creature stole the beautiful nurse's face and the scene where she confronts the guy in the hospital bed is chilling indeed. This is one horror flick that has managed to stick in my mind for forty some odd years. Its not like it won any academy awards but neither did Hitchcock.


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