The Time Machine
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Theatrical release poster by Reynold Brown
Also called H.G. Wells' The Time Machine
Release Date Aug. 17, 1960
Running Time 103 minutes
Directed by George Pal
Producer(s) George Pal
Screenplay by David Duncan
Based on The Time Machine
by H. G. Wells
Starring Rod Taylor

Alan Young
Yvette Mimieux
Sebastian Cabot
Whit Bissell

Music by Russell Garcia
Cinematography by Paul Vogel
Edited by George Tomasini
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Language English
Country United States
Budget $829,000
Box Office $2.6 million
Adaptations The Time Machine
(1978 film)

The Time Machine
(2000 film)

Related Wikia The Time Machine Wiki
The Time Machine (also known as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine) is a 1960 American Metrocolor film directed by George Pal. Written by David Duncan, the screenplay was based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells. It stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux and Alan Young.

The film was produced and directed by George Pal, who had earlier made a film version of Wells' The War of the Worlds (released in 1953). Pal always intended to make a sequel to The Time Machine, but he died before it could be produced; the end of Time Machine: The Journey Back functions as a sequel of sorts. In 1985, elements of this film were incorporated into The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, produced by Arnold Leibovit.

The film received an Oscar for its time-lapse photographic effects showing the world changing rapidly.


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Photo Time Traveler Played by
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Popular CultureEdit

  • The video game Life is Strange makes a reference to the film in Warren's movie suggestions for the protagonist Max.

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