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One Million B.C. (1940)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Romance | 5 April 1940 (USA)
Tale of Prehistoric survival and love between a male and a female belonging to opposing tribes that happened to be at slightly different stages of evolution.

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Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »
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Mamo Clark ...
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Jacqueline Dalya ...
Ataf
Mary Gale Fisher ...
Wandi
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John Northpole ...
Rock Person
Lorraine Rivero ...
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Storyline

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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UNBELIEVABLE! The World at the Dawn of Time! See more »


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5 April 1940 (USA)  »

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Battle of the Giants  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In the remake One Million Years B.C. (1966), Robert Brown wore identical make-up when playing Akhoba to that worn by Lon Chaney Jr. in this film. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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Referenced in Famous Movie Dogs (1940) See more »

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A great movie for its time
25 August 1999 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This movie is a classic ,and is in the same class as king kong. The animation is good for the time period,and victor mature,and the rest of the cast were great.Since the speech was very limited,the characters in the movie did a fine job getting across to the audience what they were thinking.their likes,dislikes.their fears,etc.I was saddened to hear victor mature passed on early this month.


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