A landmark science-fiction film that examines mankind’s capacity for peace and scientific progress and also for tyranny and destruction. As war rages, civilizations fight endlessly until little is left. Later, a warlord claims the remaining vestige of civilization until he learns of a new, more advanced and peaceful civilization elsewhere in the ruins of the world and views them as a threat. They invade and liberate the hapless subjects of the warlord. In the future, a technologically superior and peaceful civilization emerges, but still there are agitators who seek to disrupt peace.
Starring Raymond Massey, Ralph Richardson, Cedric Hardwicke and Ann Todd.
DIRECTED BY WILLIAM CAMERON MENZIES
UNITED KINGDOM | 1936 | ENGLISH LANGUAGE