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The Lost World (1925)

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

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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 ...
Jocko the Monkey (as Jocko)
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Mary the Chimpanzee ...
Mary the Chimpanzee (uncredited)
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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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Mighty prehistoric monsters clash with modern lovers! See more »

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Die verlorene Welt  »

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

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The dinosaur miniatures were donated to the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. After many years the rubber models began to sulphurize and disintegrate. They were stored away and inadvertently sealed between the walls of the facility when a new wing was added. 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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Prof. Challenger: [title card] And I'm not here tonight to defend my statements - - but to demand that a committee be formed to go back to the Lost World with me -...
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The Lost World
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
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Wonderful
13 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The story has been remade so many times very few people know of the original, and the best, in fact I had not even heard of it until I found a copy in my dads huge collection of old video tapes, and I decided I might as well watch it, what else to do, in the end it ended up being one of the best films I had everseen. Filled with amazing power, and the best visual effects that I have seen in any film from the thirties, much less the twenties. It also has some wonderful performances by its hole cast, and is expertly directed, in almost a Spielberg way, with the talent of Alfred Hitchcock. No matter how against watching old movies you are, you should watch this masterpiece, I have watched it over and over again, it never gets old.

If you enjoyed The Lost World, you might also like, On the Waterfront, Its a Wonderful Life, and Jurasic Park.


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