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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 »
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(244 articles)
User Reviews:
Before King Kong, there was The Lost World! 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)
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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 failure of the original copyright holder to renew the film's copyright resulted in it falling into public domain, meaning that virtually anyone could duplicate and sell a VHS/DVD copy of the film. Therefore, many of the versions of this film available on the market are either severely (and usually badly) edited and/or of extremely poor quality, having been duped from second- or third-generation (or more) copies of the film.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:
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 -...See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 (1998) (VG)See more »
Soundtrack:
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Before King Kong, there was The Lost World!, 11 April 2006
Author: sh826826 from United States

Hello and welcome to my first review. Let me start by saying that the movie is not worth watching unless you see the IMAGE DVD version. Any other version is missing half of the movie and has bad image quality and incorrect tints. For those of you who are unfamiliar with movies from the 20's, this is a silent film which means there is a musical track playing throughout the film to match what is going on and in some cases sound effects. As far as tints go, unless everything was done in studio where the lighting and other effects could be controlled, the technology at the time only allowed for filming during the day so different tints were used so show that it was daytime/nighttime, indoors/outdoors, and other events. Since the actors did not have dialog in silent films, they had to over act a bit to show you what is happening. Inter-titles(written speech/narration) cuts in and out of the film. Let it be known that this means that you have to pay very close attention to a silent film to fully enjoy and understand it.

The movie was made in 1925 and runs 93 minutes. The restoration involves the combining of 8 versions from around the world to give you the most complete version possible making this film one of the best restorations as of yet. The IMAGE DVD contains two musical scores, outtakes, audio commentary, and a reproduction of the original souvenir program in print where the insert is contained. I don't want to give anything away from the movie but I will just say that this is the first of the large monster movies and is the framework for any other movie of this kind without question not to mention that this movie is a masterpiece. Watch it a few times before you make your judgment and you will see how great it is.

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