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A man's vision for a utopian society is disillusioned when travelling forward into time reveals a dark and dangerous society.

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H. George Wells
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David Filby / James Filby
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Weena
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Dr. Philip Hillyer
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Anthony Bridewell
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Walter Kemp
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Mrs. Watchett
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Bob Barran ...
Eloi Man (uncredited)
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Talking Rings (uncredited) (voice)
Josephine Powell ...
Eloi Girl (uncredited)
James Skelly ...
Second Eloi Man (uncredited)

Directed by

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George Pal

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David Duncan ... (screenplay)
 
H.G. Wells ... (novel)

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George Pal ... producer (uncredited)

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Russell Garcia ... (music score)

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Paul Vogel ... director of photography (as Paul C. Vogel)

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George Tomasini

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Charles K. Hagedon ... color consultant

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George W. Davis ... (as George Davis)
William Ferrari

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F. Keogh Gleason ... (set decorations) (as Keogh Gleason)
Henry Grace ... (set decorations)

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Sydney Guilaroff ... hair stylist
William Tuttle ... makeup creator

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William Shanks ... assistant director

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Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)

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Franklin Milton ... recording supervisor
Van Allen James ... sound editor (uncredited)

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Wah Chang ... special photographic effects
Gene Warren ... special photographic effects
Howard A. Anderson ... additional special effects/optical effects (uncredited)
Tim Baar ... special photographic effects (uncredited)
Bill Brace ... matte artist (uncredited)
Jim Danforth ... assistant animator (uncredited) / visual effects assistant (uncredited)
Tom Holland ... stop-motion animator (uncredited)
Phil Kellison ... optical effects cameraman (uncredited)
David Pal ... stop-motion animator (uncredited)
Ralph Rodine ... assistant camera: stop-motion (uncredited)
Don Sahlin ... stop-motion animator (uncredited)

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Alex Alexander ... musician: cello (uncredited)
Russell Garcia ... conductor (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski ... musician: viola (uncredited)
Max Rabinowitz ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Uan Rasey ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Milton Raskin ... musician: piano (uncredited)

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Reynold Brown ... movie poster art (uncredited)
George Pal ... morlock designer (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

On January 5, 1900, a disheveled looking H.G. Wells - George to his friends - arrives late to his own dinner party. He tells his guests of his travels in his time machine, the work about which his friends knew. They were also unbelieving, and skeptical of any practical use if it did indeed work. George knew that his machine was stationary in geographic position, but he did not account for changes in what happens over time to that location. He also learns that the machine is not impervious and he is not immune to those who do not understand him or the machine's purpose. George tells his friends that he did not find the Utopian society he so wished had developed. He mentions specifically a civilization several thousand years into the future which consists of the subterranean morlocks and the surface dwelling eloi, who on first glance lead a carefree life. Despite all these issues, love can still bloom over the spread of millennia. Written by Huggo

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Taglines You Will Orbit into the Fantastic Future! See more »
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Also Known As
  • H. G. Wells' The Time Machine (United States)
  • H. G. Wells' The Time Machine (United Kingdom)
  • La machine à explorer le temps (France)
  • Die Zeitmaschine (Germany)
  • La màquina del temps (Spain, Catalan title)
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  • 103 min
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Budget $750,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia When the Time Traveler stops in 1966, in the front window of Filby's Department store there is a very brief shot of a display featuring "the latest tubeless TV". It looks remarkably like a modern flat-panel computer monitor. See more »
Goofs In the great hall whenever George is inside, you see parallel and perpendicular white lines painted on the floor. The table arrangements do not conform to any arrangement that fits these lines. This is because the set was constructed over a studio parking lot and they did not put down a floor covering. The revealing parking lines are simply ignored. This info came from a special effects veteran who was on the set during the filming of these scenes. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Project Deephole Affair (1966). See more »
Quotes Filby: Which three books would you have taken?
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