World Without End [Blu-ray] [1956]

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  • Release Date: 03/28/2017
  • Rating: NR
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World Without End
The first spaceship to Mars rounds the Red Planet and heads back toward Earth but runs into an unexplained phenomenon in space that accelerates the craft to such a high speed that all four men aboard black out. When they awake, they've crash-landed on a planet that they only gradually realize is Earth -- of the distant future: they have crashed through the time barrier. After they are chased by ugly "Mutates," they are taken in by the declining remnants of human civilization who live underground. It's now 2508 A.D, almost 400 years after an atomic war almost wiped out the human race. John Borden (Hugh Marlowe) falls in love with Garnet (Nancy Gates), daughter of Timmek (Everett Glass), leader of the underground people -- a fact that enrages Mories (Booth Colman), who's always assumed she would someday be his. The scheming Mories tries to turn his people against the space/time travelers, but falls victim to his own nefarious plans. Learning from Deena (Lisa Montell), a servant girl from the surface of Earth, that most people up there are normal though cruelly ruled by the deformed ones, Borden and his friends take on the mutates with modern weaponry and reclaim the Earth for normal humanity. Although this is (surprisingly) the first American feature film to deal with scientific time travel, World Without End is really just another lost-civilization plot, complete with princess, evil grand vizier, and lots of skulking in corridors. There are few imaginative touches -- the giant spiders in particular are pathetic -- and some of the cast isn't very good. But for the period, this is slightly above-average science fiction; the exteriors, shot at the famous Iverson Ranch, have an open, fresh feeling, but the interior sets are unimaginative and routine. The plotline owes more than a little to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine (a lawsuit was filed), which makes the presence of Rod Taylor in the cast (as the hunk from our time) a little ironic, as just a few years later, he starred in George Pal's much-loved movie version of the Wells novel. ~ Bill Warren, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Hugh Marlowe
    Hugh Marlowe - John Borden
  • Nancy Gates
    Nancy Gates - Garnet
  • Rod Taylor
    Rod Taylor - Herbert Ellis
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    Nelson Leigh - Dr. Galbraithe
  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith - Elaine

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Classic 50’s sci-fi

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    This is one of my favorite movies of this era. Campy, over acted, but great fun. Blu-Ray is worth the money as is the 16x9 format. A must own.

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    World Without End

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    Another classic for my collection. A spaceship to Mars, time travel and gorgeous women. I love the old Sci-fi movies which did not have the special effects that they have now so they had to rely on acting. The movie is dated but still enjoyable. I also liked how they restored the movie for blu-ray. It is a movie the whole family can enjoy together where there are not too many movies out there for the younger viewers. I would highly recommend this to my friends. Check out some of the great classics on the Best Buy website. You will be surprised to find out what Best Buy has and some new titles to spark your interest.

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Love old SF.

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    I love old SF movies, it gives us a glimpse of the time in which they were made, the fears and the hopes. This is no different as it shows man's drive to survive. Plus gorgeous women.

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