Beyond the Time Barrier (1959)

35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American science fiction film directed by Edgar G. Ulmer.

Plot Summary

A USAF pilot's mission aboard a rocket plane leads him through a time warp and into the year 2024.


Directed by: Edgar G. Ulmer
American International Pictures
© MCMLIX [1959] by Miller Consolidated Pictures
Executive Producers: John Miller, Robert L. Madden
Produced by: Robert Clarke
Production Supervisor: Lester D. Guthrie
Original Story and Screenplay by: Arthur C. Pierce
Assistant Director: Leonard J. Shapiro
Script Supervisor: Shirley Ulmer
Director of Photography: Meredith M. Nicholson
Camera Operator: Jack McCoskey
Chief Electrician: Frank Leonetti
Head Grip: George Fenaja
Film Edited by: Jack Ruggiero
Music Composed and Conducted by: Darrell Calker
Music Editor: Gil Marchant
Sound: Earl Snyder
Sound Editor: Don Olson
Costumer: Jack Masters
Hairdresser: Corrine Daniel
Make-up Created by: Jack P. Pierce
Special Effects: Roger George
Photographic Effects: Howard A. Anderson Co.
Production Design: Ernst Fegté
Properties: Joe Sullivan
Photographed by special arrangement at the State Fair Grounds, Dallas Texas
Location Co-ordinator: W.L. “Pop” Guthrie

Robert Clarke (Major William Allison)
Arianne Arden (Markova)
Vladimir Sokoloff (The Supreme)
Stephen Bekassy (Karl Kruse)
John van Dreelen (Doctor Bourman)
Red Morgan (the captain)
Ken Knox (Colonel Martin)
Don Flournoy (mutant)
Tom Ravick (mutant)
Neil Fletcher (Air Force Chief of Staff)
Jack Herman (Doctor Richman)
William Shapard (General York)
James Altgens (Patterson)
John Loughney (General LaMont)
Russell Marker (Colonel Curtis)
Darlene Tompkins (Trirene)

Alternative Titles

Le Voyageur de l'espace – France
The War of 1995

Extracts included in
100 Years of Horror: (1996)
Dusk to Dawn Drive-In Trash-o-Rama Show Vol. 9 (2002)
Heartstoppers: Horror at the Movies (1992)
Monsterama Sci-Fi Late Night Creature Feature Show Vol. 1 (1996)
Planet X: 11 July 2006
Trailer Cinema (1992)



  • Cult Movies no.25 (1998) pp.52-61 – interview with Shirley Ulmer (by Tom Weaver)
  • Cult Movies no.30 (2000) pp.54-59 – illustrated interview with Darlene Tompkins (Darlene Tompkins: Beyond the Time Barrier by Tom Weaver)
  • Castle of Frankenstein no.7 p.8
  • The Daily Cinema no.8540 (24 November 1961) p.9 – review
  • The Film Daily vol.117 no.174 (8 September 1960) p.6 – review
  • The Hollywood Reporter vol.161 no.39 (6 September 1960) p.3 – review
  • Kine Weekly no.2824 (16 November 1961) p.23 – review
  • Monthly Film Bulletin vol.28 no.335 (December 1961) p.169 – review
  • Motion Picture Herald vol.220 no.9 (27 August 1960) p.821 – review
  • Variety 14 September 1960 – review
  • Video Watchdog no.41 (1997) pp.32-49 – illustrated interview with Arianne Arden (Her Father's Keeper by Tom Weaver)


  • American International Pictures: A Comprehensive Filmography by Rob Craig  p.58
  • American International Pictures: A Filmography by Robert L. Ottoson p.56 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Aurum Film Encyclopedia: Science Fiction by Phil Hardy (ed) p.198; 199
  • Faster and Furiouser: The Revised and Fattened Fable of American International Pictures by Mark Thomas McGee p.302
  • Feature Films, 1960-1969: A Filmography of English-language and Major Foreign-language United States Releases by Harris M. Lentz III p.35
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films: A Checklist by Donald C. Willis p.46 – credits
  • by Walt Lee p.33 – credits
  • Rock ‘n' Roll Monsters: The American International Story by Bruce G. Hallenbeck p.290
  • The Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Handbook by Alan Frank p.23 – illustrated credits, review
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Film Flashbacks by Tom Weaver pp.314-342 – interview with Arianné Ulmer
  • Science Fiction Confidential by Tom Weaver pp.296-304 – interview with Darlene Tompkins
  • To ‘B' or Not to ‘B': A Film Actor's Odyssey by Robert Clarke & Tom Weaver – note