A lost submarine discovers a secret island where dinosaurs still live.
Did You Know?
While this film was never completed (it was scrapped so that King Kong
(1933) could be made instead), some scenes were indeed filmed:
- A shot of the island and various animals (a chimpanzee, a jaguar and a heron) interacting in the foliage. You then see a mother Triceratops and her two babies, who are playing a game of "tug-of-war" with a small tree. After this one of the babies wanders off into the jungle (chasing a possum into a cave) and is found by one of the men who is marooned on the island and looking for food. He shoots the baby in the eye, killing it. Suddenly the enraged mother comes charging after him and runs him down finally goring him to death with its horn. Parts of this sequence were almost grafted into a scene in King Kong but the idea was scrapped because it didn't match up well with the King Kong footage.
- A shot of the volcanic island rising from the sea during a fierce storm. And a yacht being smashed by the waves of the stormy sea. This footage is apparently lost.
- There is also a still from this movie featuring an Arsinoitherium chasing some Chilean sailors through a jungle. But apparently this was a staged photo and not actual film footage.
- Several models were constructed for this project such as a Triceratops (with babies), a Tyrannosaurus Rex (with baby), an Arsinoitherium, a Pteranodon, a Stegasaurus, a Brontosaurus, a Agathaumas and a Styracosaurus. A lot of these models would be used for King Kong.
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