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The Time Travelers (1964)

Approved | | Sci-Fi | 29 October 1964 (USA)
In 1964, a group of scientists create a portal that takes them to a barren, mutant inhabited, Earth in the year 2071.

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Ib Melchior

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Ib Melchior (screenplay), Ib Melchior (story) | 1 more credit »
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Complete credited cast:
Preston Foster ... Dr. Erik von Steiner
Philip Carey ... Steve Connors
Merry Anders ... Carol White
John Hoyt ... Varno
Dennis Patrick ... Councilman Willard
Joan Woodbury ... Gadra
Delores Wells Delores Wells ... Reena
Steve Franken ... Danny McKee
Berry Kroeger ... Preston
Gloria Leslie ... Councilwoman
Molly Glessing Molly Glessing ... Android
Peter Strudwick Peter Strudwick ... The Mutant
J. Edward McKinley ... Raymond
Margaret Seldeen Margaret Seldeen ... Miss Hollister
Forrest J. Ackerman ... Square-frame technician
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Storyline

In 1964, a team of scientists is trying to develop a view screen into the future. What they in fact get is a portal and they soon find themselves on the other side, 107 years into the future in the year 2071, when the portal collapses. The Earth of the future is barren and they are soon attacked by mutated humans but rescued by a group of scientists who are building a spaceship to take them to a new planet. They learn that much of Earth was destroyed as the result of a nuclear war. When it's determined that the visitors from the past cannot be included in the planned voyage, they work furiously to rebuild the portal and return to their own time before departure day. Meanwhile, always under the threat of attack from the mutants , friendships are formed and they learn of life in the future including the use of robots for menial tasks. Written by garykmcd

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$250,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Pathécolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Peter Strudwick personally contacted Ib Melchior about possibly playing the role of a monster in this film. After visiting Melchior at his house, Melchior wrote the part of The Mutant for Strudwick to specifically portray. See more »

Goofs

When everyone returns to the campus, and everything is moving so slowly that it seems to be stationary, the tops of the trees are still moving in the breeze. See more »

Quotes

Reena: Don't you like me?
Danny McKee, the Electrician: Of course, I like you. You're a beautiful girl.
Reena: Oh, that! Beauty is only skin deep.
Danny McKee, the Electrician: Well, it's deep enough. What do you want - a lovely liver?
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fun post-apocalypse moom pitcha!
15 August 2003 | by bob doveSee all my reviews

First saw this one when I was 12 and loved it ever since(I'm now 44-a geezer,I suppose}Probably the best low-budget sci-fi ever made,as far as I'm concerned,and one of the best endings of a movie ever(thanks to Ib Melchior and Dave Hewitt).Cast is quite good,especially Steve Franken and the always-excellent Preston Foster.And Merry Anders is,as always, a real babe.Watch it if you get the chance!!!


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