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The Lost World -- The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.
The Lost World -- The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

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Director:
Writers:
Arthur Conan Doyle (based upon the novel by)
Marion Fairfax (screenplay)
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Release Date:
22 June 1925 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
See the mighty prehistoric monsters clash with modern lovers in a most remarkable story of love, romance and amazing adventure. See more »
Plot:
The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
1 win & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
Old-Fashioned But Still Very Entertaining See more (71 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Bessie Love ... Paula White (as Miss Bessie Love)
Lewis Stone ... Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis Stone)

Wallace Beery ... 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)

Arthur Conan Doyle ... Himself
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary the Chimpanzee ... Herself (uncredited)
Virginia Brown Faire ... Marquette - Half-caste Girl (uncredited)
Holmes Herbert ... Angry Man at Meeting (uncredited)
Nelson McDowell ... Lawyer Advising the Editor (uncredited)

Gilbert Roland ... Extra (uncredited)
Leo White ... Percy Potts (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry O. Hoyt (dramatic direction)
 
Writing credits
Arthur Conan Doyle (based upon the novel by)

Marion Fairfax (screenplay)

Produced by
Scott MacQueen .... producer (1991 alternate version)
David Shepard .... producer (2000 alternate version) (as David H. Shepard)
Earl Hudson .... producer (uncredited)
Jamie White .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Robert Israel (2000)
R.J. Miller (1991)
Cecil Copping (New York premiere) (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Arthur Edeson (photography)
 
Film Editing by
George McGuire 
 
Set Decoration by
Milton Menasco (sets by)
 
Makeup Department
Cecil Holland .... makeup artist: ape-man (uncredited)
Perc Westmore .... makeup supervisor (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William G. Crosby .... assistant director (uncredited)
Milton Menasco .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Milton Menasco .... architecture
 
Special Effects by
Marcel Delgado .... model construction (uncredited)
Willis H. O'Brien .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Marcel Delgado .... associate technical director
Ralph Hammeras .... associate technical director
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Charles Gemora .... ape-man suit creator (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Robert Israel .... music compiler and director: 2000 alternate version
Frank S. Truda .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Marcel Delgado .... associate researcher
Marion Fairfax .... editorial direction
Ralph Hammeras .... associate researcher
Earl Hudson .... supervised by
Fred Jackman .... chief technician (as Fred W. Jackman)
Devereaux Jennings .... additional technical staffer (as J. Devereaux Jennings)
Hans F. Koenekamp .... additional technical staffer (as Hans Koenekamp)
Willis H. O'Brien .... researcher
Willis H. O'Brien .... technical director
Watterson Rothacker .... by arrangement with (as Watterson R. Rothacker)
Homer Scott .... additional technical staffer
Vernon L. Walker .... additional technical staffer
William Dowling .... additional director (uncredited)
Colby Harriman .... director of presentation (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
USA:64 min (1991 alternate version) | USA:93 min (2000 alternate version) | USA:64 min (Kodascope Version) | USA:106 min (original version) | 100 min (1998 George Eastman House Restoration)
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Color:
Black and White | Color (hand-colored) | Color (tinted and toned)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Spain:T | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The newspaper headline announcing Malone's departure is dated in January. Right after this is shown, Malone types that he has been gone for less than three months and it is now December 12th.See more »
Quotes:
Title Card:[last title card] That's Sir John Roxton - sportsman.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in David's Dinosaur (2014)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Lost WorldSee more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Old-Fashioned But Still Very Entertaining, 27 June 2001
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

Although the existing versions all have missing portions, and although the film is obviously old-fashioned in several respects, the original "The Lost World" is still a fine film and very entertaining. It has an exciting and interesting story with some good characters and acting, and the dinosaur action, terrific for its time, is still quite watchable.

Besides the adventure story about dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures, there is also some decent human drama with a few interesting characters. The earnest young journalist out to prove himself, the bad-tempered but brilliant scientist, the devoted daughter searching for her missing father, and the rest, are all slightly exaggerated, but most also contain some real substance. There is a good cast to bring these characters to life.

Naturally, the animals are the big stars, and although the special effects do not compare with what is done today, the dinosaur action is still creative, entertaining and worth watching. There are also some good shots of live animals living in the Amazon area where the expedition takes place.

This is certainly recommended for those who enjoy silent films. It would also be interesting viewing for those who are more used to modern films of the genre - you'll see a lot of the ideas that were later used in films that are more familiar today.

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