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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)
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Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis Stone)
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Professor Challenger (as Mr. Wallace Beery)
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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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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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Adventure | Fantasy

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22 June 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Trivia

Was the first in-flight movie, having been shown on an Imperial Airways flight in a converted Handley-Page bomber from London, UK, to Paris, France, in April 1925. See more »

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At the beginning of their boat journey in the Amazon forest, a bird appears in the bushes at the right side of the screen. The bird is obviously thrown into the shot by someone. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [last title card] That's Sir John Roxton - sportsman.
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Referenced in Back to the Black Lagoon: A Creature Chronicle (2000) See more »

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The Lost World
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
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Pretty Awesome for Its Time
6 March 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This was the first movie I ever taped when I got my first VCR back in the 1980's. I saw it was going to be on at 3:00 a.m., so I decided to try the programming to see it it worked. It did. I was so excited. The movie is so much fun. It has Wallace Beery as a borderline madman scientist leading an expedition to a far off island to find dinosaurs. There is a subplot of a reporter who is trying to talk him into letting him go along. There are scenes where Professor Challenger (Beery) chases and assaults this man because he hates reporters. Of course, we all know the story. They do bring back a dinosaur and it gets loose (ala King Kong) and leaves a path of destruction. The special effects are like Claymation, but one could only wonder how exciting and impressive these things were in their time. As a period piece, I urge people to see this. There are full length prints of it, not just the one some have commented on, which only shows the dinosaur scenes. If you have an open mind, you will have a lot of fun.


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