Captive Women

Captive Women is a 1952 American black-and-white science-fiction film. It stars Robert Clarke and Margaret Field. The film has a running time of 64 minutes. In 1956, it was re-released by the name 1000 Years from Now.[2] In the United Kingdom the movie is known as 3000 A.D., the film's original title. It deals with the effects of a nuclear war and how life would be afterwards.

Captive Women
Directed byStuart Gilmore
Produced byJack Pollexfen
Aubrey Wisberg
Written byJack Pollexfen
Aubrey Wisberg
StarringRobert Clarke
Ron Randell
Margaret Field
Gloria Saunders
Music byCharles Koff
CinematographyPaul Ivano
Edited byFred R. Feitshans Jr.
Albert Zugsmith Productions
Distributed byRKO Radio Pictures Inc.
Release date
  • October 10, 1952 (1952-10-10) (U.S.)[1]
Running time
64 minutes
CountryUnited States

It was one of three films Albert Zugsmith made for RKO.[3]


The story takes place in New York City in a post-apocalyptic setting. Two tribes, the "Norms" and the "Mutates", fighting in the remains of the city. They later band together to fight a third tribe, the "Upriver People", who are invading Manhattan through the Hudson Tunnel in order to steal the other tribes' women.



  1. "Captive Women: Detail View". American Film Institute. Retrieved May 31, 2014.
  2. Parla, Paul; Mitchell, Charles P. (2000). Screen sirens scream!: interviews with 20 actresses from science fiction, horror, film noir, and mystery movies, 1930s to 1960s. McFarland. p. 96. ISBN 0-7864-0701-8.
  3. Flynn, Charles; McCarthy, Todd (1975). "Albert Zugmsith". In Flynn, Charles; McCarthy, Todd (eds.). Kings of the Bs : working within the Hollywood system : an anthology of film history and criticism. E. P. Dutton. p. 413.

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