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Basics Critics:70Viewers:70Rusty:85
Category: Action/Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi/FantasyNotable as: Action/AdventureSub-Category: Science Fiction, Adventure Film, Dystopia, Doomsday film, Time travel, Epic film, Action Film, Film adaptation, Action/Adventure, DramaMain subject: time travelNarrative location: EnglandRuntime: 99 - 103 minutesLanguage: EnglishCountry: United StatesDirector: George PalScreenwriter: David Duncan, H. G. WellsBased on: The Time MachineMusic: Russell GarciaCinematography: Paul VogelStars: Rod Taylor, Alan Young, Yvette Mimieux, Sebastian Cabot, Whit Bissell, Tom Helmore, dubbing, Sabine Eggerth, Alfred Balthoff, Curt Ackermann, Kurt Waitzmann, Peter Schiff, Doris LloydProducer: George PalAwards won: Academy Award for Best Special EffectsAward details: (details at IMDb)

The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine – is a 1960 time travel science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in which a man from Victorian England constructs a time-travelling machine which he uses to travel to the future where a new civilization has gone wrong after a nuclear war. The film stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux and Alan Young. The film was produced and directed by George Pal, who had earlier made a film version of Wells's The War of the Worlds. Pal 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. In 1985, elements of this film were incorporated into The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, produced by Arnold Leibovit. The film received an Oscar for time-lapse photographic effects showing the world changing rapidly.

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