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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.
The Lost World -- Triad Productions brings you this 1925 silent film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's book.

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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:
The Dawn of O'Brien...and Stop-Motion Animagic 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)
Joseph Leeland Roop .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Joseph Leeland Roop .... stop motion animator (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)
Perry Evans .... trick shot artist (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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The original 35mm ten-reel print was destroyed in a fire at Universal Studios.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:[first title card] In the office of the London Record Journal.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Gorgo: Behind the Scenes (2000) (V)See more »
Soundtrack:
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13 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
The Dawn of O'Brien...and Stop-Motion Animagic, 2 June 2002

Willis O'Brien made some early shorts utilizing his unique concept of special effects, but it was this film, The Lost World, that made his vision first come to life so to speak. O'Brien makes the lost world full of dinosaurs that seemingly do everything. They eat, fight, move, and generally live on screen. The film is a fairly good adaption of Doyle's book, with Doyle even having a cameo in the film. A raging professor named Professor Challenger, played with gusto by Wallace Beery, says that dinosaurs live on a plateau somewhere off in the Amazon. He is disbelieved by all concerned, and he, with the help and support of a rich adventurer, a cynical zoologist, a newsman, and a daughter of a lost professor on a previous journey, sets out to prove that dinosaurs do indeed exist on Earth still. The film has a nice, quick pace and is very entertaining. Beery, Lewis Stone, and Bessie Love all do fine jobs acting. The film has a new marvelous score to go with its silent action. Best of all...the film boasts the special effects of O'Brien's genius. A fine, fine film.

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