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During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.

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Alexander Singer

Writers:

Jackson Gillis (teleplay), Rod Serling (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Groom ... Dr. Clint Earnshaw
Tom Hallick ... Jeff Adams
Francine York ... Dr. Helen Sanders
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Dr. Amos Cummings
Richard Basehart ... Dr. Joshua Henderson (1871)
Trish Stewart Trish Stewart ... Jane Henderson (1871)
Walter Brooke ... Dr. Stafford
Patrick Culliton Patrick Culliton ... Jim Younger (1871)
Dort Clark ... Sharkey (1871)
Jon Cedar ... Pegleg (1871)
Gil Lamb ... Hansom Cabby (1871)
Ed Ness Ed Ness ... Joe - Hospital Attendant (1871)
Kathleen Bracken Kathleen Bracken ... Katherine - Irish girl (1871)
Richard Webb ... Police Sergeant
Victoria Paige Meyerink ... Betty (as Victoria Meyerink)
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Storyline

In 1976, there's an outbreak of a disease that no one has seen before. All what they know is that resembles a disease that existed at around 1871 in Chicago, and that a Dr. Henderson was able to save most of his patients but the Chicago Fire destroyed his records. Dr. Earnshaw the doctor looking for a cure was approached by a man, Jeffrey Adams, who believes that he could help him. It seems that a Dr. Amos Cummings has perfected the art of time travel, and the plan is for Earnshaw and Adams to go back to 1871 and learn how Henderson cured his patients. But a glitch in the machine's computers sends them the day before the fire not four days as intended. And when they meet Henderson, he says he doesn't know how his patients survive. So they go throw his papers and analyze what he uses to treat them to find out. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A dramatic race back through time to fight the Great Chicago Fire, and to find the cure that will save mankind.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calatorii timpului See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The outdoor set of 1871 Chicago was actually the circa-1890 New York street set built for "Hello, Dolly!" (1969). See more »

Goofs

The 1871 newspaper headline referencing missionary and explorer David Livingstone incorrectly spells his name as "Livingston". See more »

Connections

Edited from In Old Chicago (1938) See more »

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Allen's Second Time Travel Attempt
7 February 2004 | by SargebriSee all my reviews

This is the second attempt by Irwin Allen to do a series about time travel. The only thing that would have been different about this proposed series is that the travelers wouldn't have been lost in time as they were in the "Time Tunnel". All in all this was a pretty decent show, too bad it never did make it to series. I would have loved to have seen what interesting stories they would have come up with.


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