Synopsis by Mark Deming
Dustin Hoffman was only a few months away from his star-making role in The Graduate when he appeared in this television adaptation of Maxwell Anderson's satiric dark comedy. A disgruntled inventor (Orson Bean) whose career is going nowhere finally comes up with something that could change the world -- a device he calls the "Star Wagon," which allows its users to travel back and forth in time. Before unleashing his new gizmo on the world, the inventor uses it for a few pet projects of his own, with the help of his less-than-enthusiastic assistant (Dustin Hoffman). Shot for educational television in 1967, The Star Wagon also features Eileen Brennan, Marian Seldes, and Richard Castellano.
assistance, inventor, time-machine, time-travel