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Time Travelers (1976)

During an outbreak of a contagious disease in 1976, two scientists are sent back in time to 1871, when a Chicago doctor apparently had the cure for it.

Director:

Alexander Singer

Writers:

Jackson Gillis (teleplay), Rod Serling (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sam Groom ... Dr. Clint Earnshaw
Tom Hallick ... Jeff Adams
Francine York ... Dr. Helen Sanders
Booth Colman Booth Colman ... Dr. Amos Cummings
Richard Basehart ... Dr. Joshua Henderson (1871)
Trish Stewart Trish Stewart ... Jane Henderson (1871)
Walter Brooke ... Dr. Stafford
Patrick Culliton ... Jim Younger (1871)
Dort Clark ... Sharkey (1871)
Jon Cedar ... Pegleg (1871)
Gil Lamb ... Hansom Cabby (1871)
Ed Ness Ed Ness ... Joe - Hospital Attendant (1871)
Kathleen Bracken Kathleen Bracken ... Katherine - Irish girl (1871)
Richard Webb ... Police Sergeant
Victoria Paige Meyerink ... Betty (as Victoria Meyerink)
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Storyline

In 1976, there's an outbreak of a disease that no one has seen before. All what they know is that resembles a disease that existed at around 1871 in Chicago, and that a Dr. Henderson was able to save most of his patients but the Chicago Fire destroyed his records. Dr. Earnshaw the doctor looking for a cure was approached by a man, Jeffrey Adams, who believes that he could help him. It seems that a Dr. Amos Cummings has perfected the art of time travel, and the plan is for Earnshaw and Adams to go back to 1871 and learn how Henderson cured his patients. But a glitch in the machine's computers sends them the day before the fire not four days as intended. And when they meet Henderson, he says he doesn't know how his patients survive. So they go throw his papers and analyze what he uses to treat them to find out. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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A dramatic race back through time to fight the Great Chicago Fire, and to find the cure that will save mankind.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 March 1976 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Calatorii timpului See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA

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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Color by Deluxe)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The outdoor set of 1871 Chicago was actually the circa-1890 New York street set built for "Hello, Dolly!" (1969). See more »

Goofs

The 1871 newspaper headline referencing missionary and explorer David Livingstone incorrectly spells his name as "Livingston". See more »

Connections

Edited from In Old Chicago (1938) See more »

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Sci-Fi & Disaster
31 July 2003 | by StuOzSee all my reviews

Two time travellers go back in time and must deal with a city on fire.

An all-round good film with a wonderful performance from Richard Basehart as the doctor.

Irwin Allen combining his two favourite genres, science fiction and disaster, and the results are most pleasing in the later sections of the film.

Allen's regular 1970s TV composer, Richard LaSalle, does not score this film but his replacement composer does a fine job.

The two lead actors playing the time travellers could have been better...but all things considered...The Time Travellers is not bad at all.


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