The Time Machine – also known promotionally as H.G. Wells'' The Time Machine – is a 1960 science fiction film based on the 1895 novel of the same name by H. G. Wells in which a man from Victorian England constructs a time-travelling machine which he uses to travel to the future. The film stars Rod Taylor, Yvette Mimieux and Alan Young.
The film was produced and directed by George Pal, who had earlier made a film version of Wells''s The War of the Worlds. Pal always intended to make a sequel to The Time Machine, but he died before it could be produced; the end of Time Machine: The Journey Back functions as a sequel of sorts. In 1985, elements of this film were incorporated into The Fantasy Film Worlds of George Pal, produced by Arnold Leibovit.
The film received an Oscar for time-lapse photographic effects showing the world changing rapidly.