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The Time Machine (1960) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by George Pal and produced by George Pal.

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The Time Machine (1960)

By Beatrice on Mar 7, 2017 From Flickers in Time

The Time Machine Directed by George Pal Written by David Duncan from a novel by H.G. Wells 1960/USA George Pal Productions/Galaxy Films Inc. First viewing/Amazon Instant I’ve read the source novel and was looking forward to the movie. ?It is nowhere near as thought-provoking but still a fun... Read full article

The Time Machine – part 9

By Tom on Nov 14, 2012 From The Old Movie House

Errors, Screw-ups, and Cinematic Gremlins Every film, even those with very special “special effects”, and gigantic budgets, are always prone to errors. Even films where special attention is paid to detail errors almost always creep in. Most of the time the errors are glaring, and are so... Read full article

The Time Machine – part 8

By Tom on Nov 8, 2012 From The Old Movie House

George is now in the fight of his life. His only chance is to light the torch he made. If he could do that the Morlocks would stay away from him, and the light from the torch. While he’s fighting he calls to Weena to get the torch. She tries to get it, but is frightened off by a Morlock. Georg... Read full article

The Time Machine – part 7

By Tom on Nov 6, 2012 From The Old Movie House

I’d like to dedicate the remainder of this blog to my uncle Jim who passed away on Nov 2 2012 The next morning Weena introduces George to the time he has become trapped in. She shows him shafts nobody knows anything about. When George approaches one of the shafts, of which there are dozens, W... Read full article

The Time Machine – part 6

By Tom on Nov 2, 2012 From The Old Movie House

After George berates the Eloi he leaves the pavilion, and stomps down the stairs, eager to return to his time. Weena gets up to try and talk to him, but night has fallen and she won’t go any further than the door. As George gets closer to the spot where he left his machine he sees emptiness. T... Read full article

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The original time machine was sold at the MGM studio auction in 1971, the same auction that originally sold the Ruby Slippers (see trivia for The Wizard of Oz). The winner of the auction was the owner of a traveling show. Five years later, the prop was found in a thrift store in Orange, CA. Film historian Bob Burns purchased it for $1,000. Using blue prints his friend, George Pal, had given him years earlier, he and a crew of friends restored it. The restoration crew included D.C. Fontana script consultant and writer on Star Trek and Michael Minor art director on Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan (1982). Please see for further info on this amazing prop.
The "lava" in the volcano scene in downtown was actually oatmeal with orange and red food coloring spilled onto a platform and slowly moved down the miniature set.
Also, during the air raid scene, as all the people rush into the shelter a little girl crossing the street stops to pick something up that she dropped. When she does, you can quickly see she picks up a small Woody Woodpecker figure
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