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Lost Continent (1951)

Passed | | Sci-Fi | 17 August 1951 (USA)
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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(as Samuel Newfield)

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(screenplay), (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Maj. Joe Nolan
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Marla Stevens
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Lt. Danny Wilson
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Michael Rostov
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Native Girl
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Sgt. Willie Tatlow
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Stanley Briggs
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Robert Phillips
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Air Police Sergeant
William E. Green ...
Simmons (as William Gren)
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Storyline

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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SEE! Daring climb to a strange prehistoric world! SEE! Violent upheaval of a prehistoric earthquake! SEE! Breath-taking escape as an entire island explodes! See more »

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Sci-Fi

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17 August 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Continente Perdido  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Recording)

Color:

(tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The twenty minute rock climbing sequence was mercilessly skewered on Mystery Science Theater 3000. See more »

Goofs

When the plane loses power and starts to go down, the men seated on the port side of the cabin are shown clinging to their seats against the angle of descent, the tail end on the left higher than the nose on the right. (This is also consistent with the shot of the cockpit from the starboard side, showing the angle of the plane high on the left, toward the tail, sloping down to the nose to the right.) The shot of the men on the starboard side of the cabin should show the same angle of descent in reverse: the plunging nose on the left, the higher tail on the right. But instead, the shot of the starboard side shows the same tilt as the port side - higher tail on the left, lower nose on the right - which, taken literally, would mean the starboard side of the plane was plummeting to the ground in the opposite direction of the port side. 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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Connections

Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #1.6 (2007) See more »

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Entertaining, with some nice twists.
15 May 2001 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

A bona fide atomic age film. A group of military men and scientists go looking for a missing rocket, soon find themselves making their way up onto a mountain where dinosaurs still roam. Alright, so it's The Lost World with an atomic rocket, but the characters are well-thought-out, the film is highly entertaining, the green tint was an original idea and there are interesting and thought-provoking pieces of atomic age tension. The bonus is that this film differs from a lot of monster movies of the fifties in that the dinosaurs are stop-motion rather than photo-enlarged lizards. Well worth seeing if you're a fan of dinosaur films, or sci-fi in general.


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