Things to Come (1936)

Things to Come (1936)

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Black-and-white UK sci-fi written by H.G. Wells (adapted from his own novel) and directed by two-time Oscar-winner William Cameron Menzies. More

It's Christmas 1940, and Everytown resident John Cabal (Raymond Massey) fears that war is imminent. When it breaks out, the war lasts 30 years, destroying the city and ushering in a new dark age of plagues and petty despots. But there is hope in the form of Wings Over the World, a group of pacifist scientists and thinkers lead by Cabal. Their dream is to build a utopian society on the ruins of the old. But first they'll have to unseat the latest ruling tyrant (Ralph Richardson).

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1936Rating: PG100 minsUK
Science FictionWar

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Things to Come (1936) | Reviews

Variety

Variety

This is England's first $1 million picture. It's an impressive but dull exposition of a bad dream.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Spookily prescient in many of its ideas, this is fascinating whilst being a little clumsy and dated, even for its time.

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Things to Come (1936) | Release Details

Things to Come (1936) is available to stream in New Zealand now on Beamafilm.