From metacritic. Vintage Looks: Stars at the Beach. Time Travel Movies. Caught Somewhere in Time. Best Time Travel Movies. Use the HTML below. You must be a registered user to use the IMDb rating plugin. Won 1 Oscar. Another 1 nomination. Edit Cast Complete credited cast: Rod Taylor George Wells Alan Young Weena Sebastian Cabot Philip Hillyer Tom Helmore Anthony Bridewell Whit Bissell How it works.
Call We also use third-party cookies that help us analyze and understand how you use this website. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. The film was based on the novella of the same name by H. Wells that was influential on the development of science fiction.
An inventor in Victorian England constructs a machine that enables him to travel into the distant future; once there, he discovers that mankind's descendants have divided into two species , the passive, childlike, and vegetarian Eloi and the underground-dwelling Morlocks, who feed on the Eloi. George Pal , who had made the first film version of Wells' The War of the Worlds , always intended to make a sequel to The Time Machine , but he died before it could be produced; the end of Time Machine: The Journey Back functions as a sequel of sorts.
Gene Warren and Tim Baar received the Academy Award for Best Special Effects  for its time-lapse photographic effects, which show the world changing rapidly as the time traveler journeys into the future.
On January 5, , four friends arrive for a dinner at the London home of their inventor friend George, but he is absent.
He arrives suddenly, bedraggled and exhausted, and tells what has happened to him. At their earlier dinner on New Year's Eve, George says that time is "the fourth dimension". He shows David Filby, Dr. Philip Hillyer, Anthony Bridewell, and Walter Kemp a small model time machine and has one of them press a tiny lever on the model. The device disappears, but his friends are skeptical.
George has a full-size time machine which he uses to travel ahead to September 13, He meets Filby's son, James, who tells him of Filby's death in a war.
He then stops on June 19, , during the Blitz , finding himself in the midst of " a new war ". Unquestionably, the story is a little rosier than that of Mr.
Wells, and certainly George Pal's production and direction are rosier. There is a familiar polish and burnish about this film. Apparently there has still been no contact with other planets in , A. Description of the movie "The Time Machine" Karl Wallace. Rod Taylor as H. George Wells.
Gallery of 29 movie poster and cover images for The Time Machine Synopsis: A Victorian Englishman travels to the far future and finds that humanity has divided into two hostile species. The Time Machine, set in the s, about a genius scientist HG Wells was invited to his friend's party.