The Time Machine (1960 film)

1960 film by George Pal
For other uses, see The Time Machine (disambiguation).

The Time Machine is a 1960 science fiction film starring Rod Taylor as George, a time traveler from Victorian England, and Yvette Mimieux as the woman he finds in the distant future.

Poster for the 1960 film The Time Machine (2).jpg
Poster for the 1960 film The Time Machine.jpg

GeorgeEdit

  • [The time machine takes George first to 1917 (during the First World War), then to 1940 (the Second)] Then I realized the truth of the matter – this was a new war...
  • [In the year 802,701, George speaks to Weena about the past] Man's past – is mainly a grim struggle for survival. But there have been moments, when a few voices have spoken up...
  • [George becomes furious when he discovers the Elois' passive nature] What have you done? Thousands of years of building and rebuilding, creating and recreating so you could let it crumble to dust. A million years of sensitive men dying for their dreams, for what? So you can swim, and dance, and play... You, all of you, I'm going back to my own time; I won't even bother to tell of the useless struggle and their hopeless future, but at least I can die among men!

David FilbyEdit

  • George... I speak to you as a friend – more as a brother... if that machine can do what you say it can, destroy it. Destroy it, George, before it destroys you!

DialogueEdit

  • [George's friends have just seen the small-scale replica of the time machine vanish before their eyes]
    DR. Philip Hillyer: I'll be damned! But where did it go?
    George: Nowhere in the usual sense - it's still here!
  • [In 1900, David Filby discovers that George has left in the time machine again]
    David Filby: He must have taken something with him...
    Mrs. Watchett (George's housekeeper): Nothing... except three books.
    David Filby: Which three books?
    Mrs. Watchett: I don't know... is it important?
    David Filby: Oh, I suppose not. Only, which three books would you have taken?
  • [Last lines]
    Mrs. Watchett: Mister Filby, do you suppose he'll ever return?
    David Filby: One cannot choose, but wonder. You see, he's all the time in the world.

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