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Beyond the Time Barrier (1960)




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Low-budget science-fictioner in which a test pilot attains a speed that propells him into the future, where he discovers that humanity now lives in an underground society which is dominated by an evil despot.

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Robert Clarke
as Maj. William Allison
Darlene Tompkins
as Princess Trirene
Arianne Arden
as Capt. Markova
Vladimir Sokoloff
as The Supreme
Stephen Bekassy
as Karl Kruse
John Van Dreelen
as Dr. Bourman
Boyd 'Red' Morgan
as The Captain
Ken Knox
as Col. Martin
Tom Ravick
as Mutant
Neil Fletcher
as Air Force Chief of Staff
Jack Herman
as Dr. Richman
William Shapard
as Gen. York
James Altgens
as Secretary Patterson
John Loughney
as Gen. LaMont
Russ Marker
as Col. Curtis
William Shephard
as General York
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Critic Reviews for Beyond the Time Barrier

All Critics (5)

Fascinating sets show the geometric world of the future.

Full Review… | August 6, 2013
Classic Film and Television

A prime example of low-budget mid-century cheese, more valuable now as an artifact of that era than for any supposed entertainment value it might have possessed in 1960. It can only be enjoyed ironically.

Full Review… | May 2, 2013
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Not really good, but such a fascinating no-budgeter that it's mesmerizing.

October 1, 2003
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

The cardboard sets and flat acting and primitive story line reminded me of the '50s Captain Video TV program I got a kick out of watching as a kid.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Beyond the Time Barrier

There's some interesting stuff going on, but the execution is lacking and the characters get pretty bland. The cheap sets are fun to look at and the futuristic concepts are kind of neat, though the film isn't the most memorable time-traveling tale out there.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

An air force pilot is testing an experimental aircraft when he loses contact with the airbase. Upon returning to the ground he comes to realize he has traveled forward in time many decades via a wormhole. Others from the past exist in this dystopian future as they have accidentally traveled via separate wormholes. The humans all live underground, safe from the marauding mutants roaming the earth. Very much a B-movie in acting, direction, sets, and script. An interesting concept which could have been done much better.


The science part that sets this pic into motion is actually pretty cool and well thought but the execution is lame, with cardboard sets that are horrible to look at and it just drags forever and ever, never really going anywhere or giving any decent payoff in the end. This what b-movies in the 60s looked like.

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Francisco Godinho

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