Things To Come (1936)
Release Date: 20 February 1936
Director: William Cameron Menzies
Actors: Raymond Massey, Edward Chapman, Ralph Richardson
Things to Come sets out a future history from 1940 to 2036. (In the screenplay, or "treatment" that Wells published in 1935 before the film was released, the story ends in the year "A.D. 2054.".) It is set in the fictional British city of 'Everytown'. Successful businessman John Cabal (Raymond Massey) cannot enjoy Christmas Day, 1940, with the ominous news of possible war. His guest Harding (Maurice Braddell) shares his worries, but over-optimistic friend Passworthy (Edward Chapman) believes it will not come to pass, or even if it does, it will do good by accelerating technological progress. A bombing raid on the city that night results in a general mobilisation and global war.
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