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The Time Machine (17-Aug-1960)

Director: George Pal

Writer: David Duncan

From novel: The Time Machine by H. G. Wells

Music Score: Russell Garcia

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Time Travel

Victorian inventor creates a time machine and visits the future. Atomic weapons destroy civilization in 1966, and further in the future humanity has cleaved into two subterranean species, the Eloi and the mutant Morlocks who control them. Hollywood found it necessary to alter the cause of the calamity, which in H.G. Wells' novel was society's class system unconstrained. Won Oscar for Best Special Effects.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Whit Bissell
25-Oct-1909 5-Mar-1996 The Time Tunnel
Sebastian Cabot
6-Jul-1918 22-Aug-1977 The Family Jewels
Tom Helmore
4-Jan-1904 12-Sep-1995 Vertigo
Doris Lloyd
3-Jul-1896 21-May-1968 British-American character actress
Yvette Mimieux
8-Jan-1942   Where the Boys Are
Rod Taylor
11-Jan-1930   The Time Machine
Alan Young
19-Nov-1919   Wilbur Post on Mister Ed


Rod Taylor   ...   George (time traveler)
Alan Young   ...   David and James Filby
Yvette Mimieux   ...   Weena
Sebastian Cabot   ...   Dr. Philip Hillyer
Tom Helmore   ...   Anthony Bridewell
Whit Bissell   ...   Walter Kemp
Doris Lloyd   ...   Mrs. Watchett


Review by anonymous (posted on 13-May-2005)

Very few movies ever capture the imagination as George Pal did in this movie. They do not make movies like this anymore. I saw this movie in 1961, I was six, and never saw it again until 1990. I never forgot how scared I was and how much it inspired me. This is a movie that sticks with you probably because it has a way of stirring the human spirit. Hats off to George and all the actors, what a superb job.

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