Things to come. The Invisible man

United Kingdom, 1936

Film
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Featured in this collector’s set are two famous films adapted from the works of H. G. Wells. “Things To Come”: Wells’ futuristic vision of impending global war and it’s strange effects for mankind. When world war erupts a brilliant scientist decides to start a new ‘Scientific Order” governed by scientists. Stars Ralph Richardson and Raymond Massey. “The Invisible Man”: This version starring Claude Raines in his film debut is the most faithful to Wells’ novel. As with the original novel the film retains the unique blend of horror, strange pathos, sublime black humour and the ever-engaging curiosity. Includes a talk by Orson Welles on “The War of the worlds”.

Credits

production company

London Film Productions

Universal Pictures

co-producer

Alexander Korda

Carl Laemmle Jnr

co-director

William Cameron Menzies

James Whale

Duration

03:00:00:00

Production places
United Kingdom
Production dates
1936

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

304393

Language

English

Subject categories

Adaptations

Fantasy & Science Fiction

Fantasy & Science Fiction → Science fiction films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Great Britain

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → English literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Mathematics, Science & Technology → Future life

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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