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Things to Come (Whither Mankind) (1936)

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Raymond Massey Raymond Massey
John Cabal / Oswald Cabal
Edward Chapman Edward Chapman
Pippa Passworthy / Raymond Passworthy
Ralph Richardson Ralph Richardson
The Boss
Margaretta Scott Margaretta Scott
Roxana / Rowena
Cedric Hardwicke Cedric Hardwicke
Theotocopulos
Maurice Braddell Maurice Braddell
Dr. Harding
Sophie Stewart Sophie Stewart
Mrs. Cabal
Derrick De Marney Derrick De Marney
Richard Gordon


Written by
H.G. Wells H.G. Wells
novel The Shape of Things to Come


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Monsters Mash #13 Things to Come

9 years, 7 months ago at Sep 27 1:56
Well it's not really a horror but the concept is really terrifying it is based on the H.G. Wells novel Shape the Way and Things to Come like Metropolis it was one of the first movies to define a dystopia, H.G. Wells shows how the world will be after world war II actually this movie and the book were made before WWII that is so freaky the movie mainly takes place in London and shows 10,000 years in... read more

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2 years ago at Apr 27 17:17
(OK) Huge set imagination by Wells, Menzies and Korda. Not just in the futuristic sets, includin a rocket to the moon, and skycity; but in the pestilence/barbarism 1970 segment, anticipating the Mad max kind of aestetics...
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The city of Everytown endures thirty years of gruelling war, famine and disease. But in a distant future Everytown is rebuilt, heralding a new era of scientific progress.
Release date: 31 March 1936
UPC: 056775036294
Tags: Sci-fi (6), 1936 (5), 1930s (5), Future (3), Dystopia (3), Technology (3), Black And White (2), Scientist (2), Warrior (2), Post Apocalypse (2), Machinery (2), Philosophy (2), British (2), Drama (2), 30's (1), H. G. Wells (1), Barbarism (1), Science Runs Amok (1), Utopia Quest (1), Rocket (1)
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