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Things To Come

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Tookey's Rating
6 /10
Average Rating
7.54 /10
Raymond Massey , Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson
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Directed by: William Cameron Menzies
Written by: H.G.Wells, Lajos Biro, from the book The Shape of Things to Come by H.G.Wells

Released: 1936
Genre: DRAMA
Origin: GB
Colour: BW
Length: 100

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“An amazingly ingenious technical accomplishment, even if it does hold out small hope for our race... The existence pictured is as joyless as a squeezed grapefruit.”
(Don Herold)
“Successful in every department but emotionally. For heart interest Mr Wells hands you an electric switch.”
“Tremendous, awe-inspiring, challenging, imaginative and technically magnificent - but, viewed in the light of sheer entertainment, far too prolix in its argumentative vision of the future.”
(News Chronicle)
“Wells, alas, has taken himself a little too seriously. Now and then there is so much talk, yes, and of such an uninteresting kind, that, even before the dullest bits started, some ironical person at the preview greeted the line, "I want you to do, not think", with a loud laugh. When that is said, I must immediately declare that no American picture I have seen, except perhaps King Kong, has equalled the technical achievements of Things to Come. The awe of it all is over-powering.”
(The People)

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