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One Million B.C. (1940)

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Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe, where he is taken in and taught manners by the lovely Loana. Forced to leave the ... See full summary »

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Nigel De Brulier ...
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Mary Gale Fisher ...
Norman Budd ...
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Harry Wilson ...
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John Northpole ...
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Lorraine Rivero ...
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Tumak, member of the prehistoric Rock tribe, is exiled and makes his way to the more peaceful Shell tribe, where he is taken in and taught manners by the lovely Loana. Forced to leave the Shell tribe for fighting, Tumak, along with Loana, return to the Rock tribe, where Loana shows them the error of their brutal ways - until the volcano erupts! Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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Originally, D.W. Griffith was supposed to direct the film. However, he quit in the middle of filming so Hal Roach and his son completed the project. See more »

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Conrad Nagel is in the opening credits as "Narrator," but not in the comprehensive end credits. Because of this, the opening credits are used first in the IMDb listing and the rest of the cast is filled in with the end credits. See more »

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Leapin Lizards
17 January 2005 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

A group of mountain travelers find refuge in a cave where professor Conrad Nagel is examining prehistoric wall drawings. Nagel soon goes into a lengthy examination of the meaning of these pictures for his newly arrived guests which turns into the flashback which is the film. The pictures are the story of two prehistoric peoples: the tribal, brute rock people and the pleasant, peaceful shell people. Naturally, the story is a romance between stars Victor Mature(just his second feature film) and the lovely blonde Carole Landis. This film, produced by Hal Roach, has some things going for it. I liked the division between the two tribes and how each sustained life in a prehistoric world. The acting was surprisingly good with Mature and Landis doing credible jobs despite spouting occasional gibberish meant to be taken as caveman lingo. Landis in fact is quite affable and charming(being in a mini-cave dress always helps too). Lon Chaney Jr. gets his start in this type of film so to speak as the head of the rock people and as Mature's father. Chaney is good and is able to emote lots of emotion while using little dialog. The special effects are unfortunately not too special as we are basically given Irwin Allen/Bert I Gordon dinosaurs. You know the type. Iguanas and other common lizards, as well as an alligator, dressed up in fins and the like. For the technology used, these effects are okay and predate my examples of movies using them. There are also some very non-scientific bits of information used throughout the film...like man has already got domesticated dogs for just one example. Overall, this movie is a pleasant fantasy of what life might have been back then. It should not be taken too seriously as it is in truth a fairly simple tale with a simple message of how man might change through the influence of another(Landis on Mature and his people).


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