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Lost Continent (1951)

Passed  -  Sci-Fi  -  17 August 1951 (USA)
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Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

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Maj. Joe Nolan
Hillary Brooke ...
Marla Stevens
Chick Chandler ...
Lt. Danny Wilson
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Michael Rostov
Acquanetta ...
Native Girl
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Sgt. Willie Tatlow
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Stanley Briggs
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Robert Phillips
Murray Alper ...
Air Police Sergeant
William E. Green ...
Simmons (as William Gren)
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Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some dinosaurs. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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180.000.000 Years Beyond Belief! See more »

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17 August 1951 (USA)  »

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Continente Perdido  »

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Trivia

The opening shot of the White Sands Missile Base, and some of the rocket scenes, were lifted from Rocketship X-M (1950) which, like this film, had also been released by Lippert Pictures. See more »

Goofs

The cast is in an Air Force C-47. When they land for fuel, a Boeing 247 airliner is shown taxiing in. See more »

Quotes

Nolan: Look at the size of that footprint! I've never seen anything like it before!
Phillips: I have. Once... in a museum.
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Inspiration for Cliffhanger? Uhhh...no.
16 December 2006 | by (Rotterdam, the Netherlands) – See all my reviews

A riveting adventure filled with joy, Lost Continent is probably best remembered for one thing: rock climbing.

In one of the most amazing shows of padding out a film, this 83 minute feature contains about 20 minutes of pure mountaineering. Doesn't sound too bad until you realize that almost nothing happens during those 20 minutes than a bunch of guys walking from rock to rock.

So what is this film? It starts as a political-military flick filled with disjointed semi-back-stories and speeches, runs right into the boring uncut mountaineering and finally ends up as it was advertised, as a fantasy-adventure.

A good fantasy-adventure? Nope, not really, but it's not bad either. It contains all the flat one-dimensional characters and bad effects and filming of the 50's, but it's no worse than any of those. If you're really into these classic adventure flicks, the movie is worth watching once they're done rock climbing.


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