World Without End (1956)

World Without End (1956)





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More than one science-fiction fan has noted the marked similarities between World Without End and H.G. Wells' The Time Machine. Hugh Marlowe plays Borden, the skipper of a quartet of astronauts returning from Mars to Earth in 1957. During reentry, the ship passes through a time warp, landing on Earth in the year 2508. The astronauts soon learn that, after the atomic war of 2188, mankind split into two factions, the Underground People and the Surface Beasts. Because the "Underground" population is declining, Borden and his equally virile crew -- Galbraith (Nelson Leigh), Ellis (Rod Taylor) and Jaffe (Christopher Dark) -- are expected to cohabit with the gorgeous female population. A jealous underground male (Booth Colman) tries to frame Borden on a murder charge, but these petty details are forgotten as the astronauts help their new friends reclaim the upperworld from the hideous Surface Beasts. Stock footage from World Without End later resurfaced in Queen of Outer Space, which like the earlier film was directed by Edward Bernds.
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Hugh Marlowe
as John Borden
Nancy Gates
as Garnet
Nelson Leigh
as Dr. Galbraithe
Rod Taylor
as Herbert Ellis
Shawn Smith
as Elaine
Christopher Dark
as Henry Jaffe
Booth Colman
as Mories
Everett Glass
as Timmek
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Critic Reviews for World Without End

All Critics (3)

Instead of being talky and boring, it's mostly talky and corny.

Full Review… | February 1, 2010
Movie Metropolis

Enjoyable, silly, cheapjack sci-fi for those in the mood.

May 23, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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August 7, 2005

Audience Reviews for World Without End


This sci fi film is very clever. For the time the special effects were great and the film was full of twists and turns. The only sci-fi film from the 50s that is better is Forbidden Planet.

andrew z.
andrew z.

World Without End in my opinion was a mixture of Queen Of Outer Space (1958) and also The Time Machine (1960), even though both films came out a few years after this one. Could you imagine living in a world where you were afraid to come out to the surface and spent your life beneath the surface? That's what happens to a group of people in the future on planet Earth. I thought this was a good film.

Jesse Richardson
Jesse Richardson

A corny, campy sci-fi tale with faints echoes of Logan's Run and Planet of the Apes. Both those films are far more interesting, entertaining and stylish however. Not a bad deal with the Warner/TCM four movie DVD set though.

Caleb McCandless
Caleb McCandless

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