Harpo Marx as Sir Isaac Newton


Why is it that we turn one of the greatest scientific discoveries into a mother goose story that really tells you the opposite of how scientific discoveries are actually made?

It was a strange movie overall. For some reason, a studio optioned Hendrik van Loon’s bestselling history book, The Story of Mankind, and turned it into a bizarre film about the human race being placed on trial for its survival. I can only assume Irwin Allen was on drugs at the time.

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