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The Lost World (1925)

 -  Adventure | Fantasy  -  22 June 1925 (USA)
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The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

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Complete credited cast:
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Paula White (as Miss Bessie Love)
Lewis Stone ...
Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis Stone)
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Professor Challenger (as Mr. Wallace Beery)
Lloyd Hughes ...
Ed Malone (as Mr. Lloyd Hughes)
Alma Bennett ...
Gladys Hungerford (as Miss Alma Bennett)
Arthur Hoyt ...
Professor Summerlee (as Mr. Arthur Hoyt)
Margaret McWade ...
Mrs. Challenger (as Miss Margaret McWade)
Bull Montana ...
Ape-man (as Mr. Bull Montana)
Frank Finch Smiles ...
Austin (as Mr. Finch Smiles)
Jules Cowles ...
Zambo (as Mr. Jules Cowles)
George Bunny ...
Colin McArdle (as Mr. George Bunny)
Charles Wellesley ...
Major Hibbard (as Mr. Charles Wellsley)
Jocko the Monkey ...
Himself (as Jocko)
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Himself
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Storyline

Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White's daughter, Paula. Malone's paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stupendous story! See more »

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22 June 1925 (USA)  »

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(1991 alternate) | (2000 alternate) | (Kodascope Version) | (original) | (1998 George Eastman House Restoration)

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Trivia

The scene where the dinosaurs flee the volcano was created on a tabletop that was 75 feet wide and 150 feet long. See more »

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The Plateau in the film has been described as a world that is "cut off from evolutionary development." If that were true then dinosaurs from different eras would not be in the same place, nor would there be any ape-men or humanoids. See more »

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Title Card: [last title card] That's Sir John Roxton - sportsman.
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The Lost World
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
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The newly restored version is as good as it gets.
19 May 2001 | by (Akron, Ohio.) – See all my reviews

The new version released by Image Entertainment is simply the best you're going to get on this film. The image quality is excellent, a few lines & scratches here and there, but much, much better than the old worn and edited prints that have been circulating for who knows how long. The first scene you see is newly restored, giving a look at Gladys and Malone and why she won't marry him (in the old version we never saw this, instead it started out at the London Record Journal office). And there is so much more, expanding on scenes, scenes I had no idea about, and the soundtrack by the Alloy Orchestra is superb. A truly great experience, finally an acceptable version.


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