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The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918)

Not Rated  |   |  Animation, Short, Fantasy  |  17 November 1918 (USA)
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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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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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Featured in Hollywood Dinosaur Chronicles (1987) See more »

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Consider this a dry run for parts of King Kong and it becomes worthwhile

This short hasn't aged well-and I don't simply mean film stock aging either. The plot, the script and the idea are now creaky. Given that Willis O'Brien was part of the technical crew on King Kong some 15 years later, the stop-motion work in the last fourth or so of the film is really training for what he did on that film. It has a certain historic significance, but little else. Not even as a charming, if dusty curio. For ardent film buffs only, with the above caveats.


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