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The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)

In a dream Uncle Jack looks through a magic telescope owned by the ghost of a hermit and sees what life was like millions of years ago, including a battle between prehistoric monsters.

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Uncredited cast:
Herbert M. Dawley ...
Uncle Jack Holmes (uncredited)
Willis H. O'Brien ...
Ghost of 'Mad Dick', the Hermit (uncredited)
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A mountain climber has a dream in which he meets the ghost of an old hermit hose magic telescope lets him look back into prehistoric times including such dinosaurs as a brontosaurus and a diatryma as well as a death struggle between a triceratops and a T-rex. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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These giant monsters of the past are seen to breathe. To live again. To move and battle as they did at dawn of life. See more »


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17 November 1918 (USA)  »

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$3,000 (estimated)
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This was O'Brien's first film after the split-reelers he had done for Edison's Conquest program. See more »

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Edited into Are We Civilized? (1934) See more »

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Outstanding early special effects
29 November 2010 | by (Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

This early film, in my humble opinion, is one of the greatest surviving gems of early film. The stop-action dinosaurs are as good, considering the technology available, as the great Harryhausen figures in the 60's and 70's.

I was a bit concerned when the film started that it would be really corny, and when the boys uncle tries to get his best friend to pose for a risqué portrait, I began wondering exactly what kind of film this would be. But my fears were unfounded, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself. The canoing scenes are reminiscent of a lot of early travel films, and the telling of scary stories around the campfire brings back fond memories of my own grandfather.

As a grandfather now myself, who loves to relate scary stories to my young grandchildren, I absolutely love the ending scenes, and the reaction that the boys have to hearing this story from their 'Unca' ... well worth the watch - still as enjoyable as it was almost a hundred years ago.


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