THX 1138 (1970)

USA, 1970
82m [UK], 95m [USA]
35mm film, Techniscope, Technicolor, 2.35:1
mono, English
Reviewed at The EOFFTV Review

An American science fiction film directed by George Lucas.

Plot Summary

In a harsh, sterile future, THX 1138 and LUH 3417 commit the ultimate crime – they fall in love. Imprisoned by the faceless authorities, they meet SEN 5241 and attempt to escape the underground city, hoping to reach the long-outlawed surface.


* = uncredited

Directed by: George Lucas
© MCMLXX [1970] by Warner Bros., Inc.
WB [real name: Warner Bros., Inc] a Kinney National company presents an American Zoetrope production. Distributed by Warner Bros.
Executive Producer: Francid Ford Coppola
Producer: Lawrence Sturhahn
Associate Producer: Ed Folger
Screenplay by: George Lucas and Walter Murch; Ben Bova *
Story by: George Lucas
Directors of Photography: David Myers, Albert Kihn
Film Editor: George Lucas
Music by: Lalo Schifrin
Location Sound: Lou Yates & Jim Manson
Costumes: Donald Longhurst
Art Director: Michael Haller

Robert Duvall (THX [1138])
Donald Pleasence (SEN)
Don Pedro Colley (SRT)
Maggie McOmie (LUH [3417])
Ian Wolfe (PTO)
Sid Haig (NCH)
Marshall Efron (TWA)
John Pearce (DWY)
Johnny Weissmuller Jr (chrome robot)
Robert Feero (chrome robot)
Irene Forrest (IMM)
Claudette Blessing (ELC)
Gary Alan Marsh (CAM)
John Seaton (OUE)
Eugene I. Stillman (JOT)
Raymond J. Walsh (TRG)
Mark Lawhead (shell dweller)
Susan Baldwin (control officer)
James Wheaton (voice of Omm)
Henry Jacobs (Mark 8 student)

Alternative Titles

L’uomo che fuggi dal futuro – Italian title

Remake of
Electronic Labyrinth THX 1138 4EB (1967)



  • Reference Guide to Fantastic Films by Walt Lee p.472; p.473 – credits; still