Things To Come (1936)


PASSWORTHY: “I feel–what we have done is–monstrous.”

CABAL: “What they have done is magnificent.”

PASSWORTHY: “Will they return?”

CABAL: “Yes. And go again. And again–until the landing
can be made and the moon is conquered. This is only a

PASSWORTHY: “And if they don’t return–my son, and your
daughter? What of that, Cabal?”

CABAL (with a catch in his voice but resolute): “Then
presently–others will go.”

PASSWORTHY: “My God! Is there never to be an age of
happiness? Is there never to be rest?”

CABAL: “Rest enough for the individual man. Too much of it
and too soon, and we call it death. But for MAN no rest and
no ending. He must go on–conquest beyond conquest. This
little planet and its winds and ways, and all the laws of
mind and matter that restrain him. Then the planets about
him, and at last out across immensity to the stars. And when
he has conquered all the deeps of space and all the mysteries
of time–still he will be beginning.”

Production – 1936

Screen writer H.G. Wells

Starring Raymond Massey, Cedric Hardwicke, Ralph Richardson


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