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The Yesterday Machine (1965)

Not Rated | | Sci-Fi | 3 June 1965 (USA)
A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII.


Russ Marker


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Holt ... Police Lt. Partane
James Britton James Britton ... Jim Crandall
Ann Pellegrino Ann Pellegrino ... Sandy De Mar
Linda Jenkins Linda Jenkins ... Margie De Mar
Jay Ramsey Jay Ramsey ... Howie Ellison
Robert Bob Kelly Robert Bob Kelly ... Detective Lasky (as Robert Kelly)
Bob Brown Bob Brown
Charles Young Charles Young ... Dr. Wilson D. Blake
Carol Gilley Carol Gilley ... Blonde Nurse
Bill Thurman ... Police detective
Olga Powell Olga Powell ... Didiyama
Marvin Seabright Marvin Seabright
Lee Arthur Lee Arthur
Charles McLine Charles McLine ... Reed
Carolyn Adams Carolyn Adams


A Nazi scientist invents a time machine enabling him to go back to alter the events of WWII.

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Not Rated

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Release Date:

3 June 1965 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Texas, USA See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


Twice during the Nazi scientist's time travel lecture, the chalk diagrams he draws change. See more »


Police Lt. Partane: Yesterday should be left alone because today the world has enough problems just trying to make sure we'll have a tomorrow.
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Leave Me Alone
Words and Music by Russ Marker
Arrangement by Jerry Hunt
Vocalist: Ann Pellegrino
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Nothing but time
17 March 2014 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

Tim Holt who besides being a B movie cowboy also was directed at different times of his must have wondered how he came to be in this rather atrocious science fiction film shot on your average household budget for a family on food stamps.

His will be the only name you recognize from this cast of never wases in The Yesterday Machine. One of Hitler's top scientists escaped and has set up shop somewhere in the southern USA near the Battle Of Shiloh's site. We know that because a couple of Johnny Reb soldiers show up in the present day of 1963 and kidnap a young coed from that era.

Investigative reporter James Britton follows up the story with Holt playing a police detective. Together with coed Linda Jenkins's sister Ann Pellegrino they find the source of the problem. It's Jack Herman playing a mad scientist who if he were a little more mad would be Professor Irwin Corey.

Herman was one of Hitler's top physicists and he's cracked the space time continuum and he's even brought back a Nubian slave from the court of Rameses II. We don't get specifics, but Herman is going to a mess with time sufficiently that Hitler will triumph.

My high school plays showed better talent than this one did. Poor Tim Holt played it tight lipped and grim which was how he must have felt for being in this wretched film.

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