Things to Come - Post-Production
by Nick Cooper © 2006-2011
It seems likely that the following four photographs of the Everytown set at Denham were taken some time after 17 March 1936, and it is believed that the person surveying the remains in all but the first may be director William Cameron Menzies.
The next photograph illustrates how the semi-ruined and complete versions of the Town Square were built side-by-side. The partially-demolished Town Hall on the left can be seen to be duplicated in more complete form beyond the bus on the right (also partially visible above), and the same applies to the Underground station in the centre and extreme right.
A reflection of the publicity for the film when showing in the United States, with huge crowds outside the Rivoli Theatre, New York, in late April 1936. These photographs are arranged as if the point of view moves from right to left (e.g. the "Chock Full o' Nuts" coffee shop on the right of the fourth image is on the extreme top-left of the third image). Note the "futuristic" car and extras dressed as Airmen in the third picture. The fourth photograph is used in a cropped form in the trade advert published in the Motion Picture Herald of 25 April 1936 (see Publicity Material Gallery).