Terror From the Year 5000 1958

Prof. Erling and his financial backer Victor build a prototype time machine to snatch objects from the past. Latest find, a statuette, radiometrically dates to 5200 AD! When this draws colleague Richard Hedges to the island lab, Erling reveals that 20th-century objects put in the machine seem to be "traded" for analogous future objects by intelligent life. And on the sly, Victor's been trying to get a living visitor. Does the future need help, or is the present in danger?

The Director: Robert J. Gurney Jr.
The Writers: Robert J. Gurney Jr., Henry Slesar
Music by: Richard DuPage
Certificate : X

Film Trivia

Spoofed on Mystery Science Theater 3000.
Nationally released as the second part of a double bill with The Screaming Skull (1958).
Feature film debut of Salome Jens. Although she was listed onscreen, no other contemporaneous source credited her.
The screenplay is based (uncredited) on the short story "Bottle Baby" by print/TV/film writer Henry Slesar, that was published in the science fiction magazine Fantastic (April 1957).
This bears one of the earliest film editing credits for Dede Allen, who went on to a career editing such feature films as The Hustler, Bonnie and Clyde, Dog Day Afternoon, and Reds.
The working title of the film was The Girl from 5000 A.D.
Outdoor shots were filmed in and around Dade County, Florida.
First known movie appearance of the new 1958 Edsel automobile.