This George Pal movie is the best interpretation of the H.G. Well's novel, with Rod Taylor as the intrepid time traveler and Yvette Mimieux (SNOWBEAST, BLACK HOLE) as the Eloi, Weena, with whom he falls in love with.But the story with the Eloi and the subterranean Morlocks only takes up half of the movie-the first half is him taking short jumps forward in time, first to 1917, then to WWII and then to 1964, when WWIII presumably begins. He manages to jump back in his time machine before the nuclear bombs radiation gets him. Then, he fast forwards a million years in the future, to find the two very different races existing. He ultimately teaches the Eloi how to fight back, rather than being eaten like sheep, and in the end returns to the future to help them rebuild human civilization.I hadn't seen this movie in over a dozen years-and it still holds up, even the stop-motion animation and matte painting effects. It also made me appreciate the recent TIME TRAVEL movie (directed by H.G. Well's great grandson) much more, particularly with how the new movie explored some different possibilities and didn't try to remake this classic flick.