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World Without End (1956)

Approved | | Adventure, Romance, Sci-Fi | 25 March 1956 (USA)
Astronauts returning from a voyage to Mars are caught in a time warp and are propelled into a post-Apocalyptic Earth populated by mutants.

Director:

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 ... 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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Thru the Time Barrier, 552 years Ahead... Roaring To the Far Reaches of Titanic Terror, Crash-Landing Into the Nightmare Future! See more »


Certificate:

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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 »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)| Perspecta Stereo

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.55 : 1
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Trivia

Writer/director Edward Bernds first sought Sterling Hayden and then Frank Lovejoy for the lead. Producer Richard V. Heermance eventually hired Hugh Marlowe, who asked for only a quarter of the other actors' salaries. According to Bernds, Marlowe was often lazy and unprepared. See more »

Goofs

In the early scenes of the spaceship in orbit around Mars, and then blasting away from the planet, there is a bright blue sky visible through the portholes at all times, instead of the blackness of outer space. See more »

Quotes

John Borden: You mean that one-eyed monster we buried back at the camp is the heir to ten thousand years of human progress?
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Connections

Referenced in Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Excellent "B-Film" 1956 SCI-FI
4 November 2003 | by triassic4See all my reviews

There are many existing comments in regards to this particular film and most of them are quite similar and accurate, therefore there is not too much new substantial information left to be offered. I would just like to express and confirm that this is quite an excellent film for its time [1956]. Do not expect CGI quality graphics and effects -- this was a lower budgeted film, but it did indeed have some very nicely done SFX by its own standards. The wonderful screenplay, rather strong acting [HUGH MARLOWE, ROD TAYLOR, etc.], Color-Cinemascope production, and a fair amount of actual outside location shooting [no cheap soundstaging] combined to make this an absolutely wonderful film [still ranks as one of my favorite 50's Sc-Fi-Flix today!]. OK - for you meticulous purists, there is a large RUBBER SPIDER attack ... but it actually looks fairly decent. Try not to nit-pick, sit back and enjoy a really tight film. And, HEY -- it even has a well-constructed, moral, POSITIVE ending -- which is not sappy! ENJOY!!


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