Terror From Year 5000
Release Date: January, 1958
Starring: Ward Costello as Dr. Robert Hedges
Frederic Downs as Prof. Howard Erling
Joyce Holden as Claire Erling
Director: Robert J. Gurney, Jr.
Producers: Robert J. Gurney, Jr., Samuel Z. Arkoff, James H. Nicholson
Screenwriter: Robert J. Gurney, Jr.
Music: Richard DuPage
Cinematographer: Arthur Florman
Editor: Dede Allen
Time: BW 66 min.
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Outdoor shots were filmed in and around Dade County, Florida.
Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger?