Setting the temporal starting point of the classic H.G. Wells novel in the year 1960 (rather than 1900), this engrossing adaptation follows the Time Traveler as he passes through World Wars I, II, and III and finally stops in the year 802,701. There he finds an apathetic, placid people called the Eloi and falls in love with one of their number, the beauteous blonde Weena. To his horror, however, he learns that the Eloi's apathy is generated by a maniacal, cannibalistic underworld--and that the only way to help them is to incite a revolution. George Pal's version of THE TIME MACHINE is an exciting and faithful cinematic production of H.G. Wells's 1895 classic. Academy Awards: Best Special Effects.
1960 - Academy Awards - Best Special Effects Winner
Tom Helmore - Actor/"Vertigo"
Yvette Mimieux - American Actress
Paul Frees - Actor
Whit Bissell - American Character Actor
David Duncan - Screenwriter, mid '50s-mid '60s, mostly horror and sci-fi
Alan Young - Actor, MR. ED
Angus Young - Actor, MR. ED
George Pal - Producer/Director/Effects
Russell Garcia - Composer/Jazz Performer
George W. Davis - Art Director
Paul C. Vogel - American Director of Photography
Sebastian Cabot - Mr. French of TV's "Family Affair"
Rod Taylor - Australian actor, THE BIRDS (1963)
Rodney Taylor - Australian actor, THE BIRDS (1963)
H.G. Wells - British Novelist, WAR OF THE WORLDS, TIME MACHINE
Herbert George Wells - British Novelist, WAR OF THE WORLDS, TIME MACHINE
"...All-out spectacle...[that] works marvelously..." -- Rating: A- - 02/17/1995 Entertainment Weekly, pp.66-7
"The year's Oscar winner for special effects, this MACHINE is at least 802,701 miles ahead of 2002's Guy Pearce remake." - 04/13/2004 USA Today, p.3D