The Time Machine (1960) was a Adventure - Romance Film directed by George Pal and produced by George Pal.
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 9By 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 8By 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 7By 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 6By 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 www.hollywoodlostandfound.net/props/timemachine.html for further info on this amazing prop.
Yvette Mimieux was actually underage when shooting began (she turned 18 during the shoot) and was not legally supposed to work a full shooting schedule, but did. She was inexperienced - as she worked on this film she kept getting better and better so that by the end of the shoot they wound up going back and re-shooting some of her earliest scenes.
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