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Lost Continent -- An atomic-powered rocket fired from White Sands Missile Base is lost in an unexplored region of the South Pacific. A military expedition is dispatched to find it. Searching by air, their plane loses control and crash-lands on a strange uncharted island--a lost world of prehistoric dinosaurs and vast radioactive uranium fields, so powerful that they cause rockets and planes to go off course. A beautifully crafted science fiction film starring Cesar Romero, Hugh Beaumont and John Hoyt. Excellent production values and a magnificent score highlight this legendary Atomic Age adventure, restored in the original theatrical version with the famous green-tinted "lost world" sequences. A must-see for all sci-fi afficionados!

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Director:
Writers:
Richard H. Landau (screenplay)
Carroll Young (story)
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Release Date:
17 August 1951 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Monsters in a land that time forgot! See more »
Plot:
Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island... See more » | Full synopsis »
User Reviews:
Good B movie See more (36 total) »

Cast

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Cesar Romero ... Maj. Joe Nolan
Hillary Brooke ... Marla Stevens
Chick Chandler ... Lt. Danny Wilson

John Hoyt ... Michael Rostov
Acquanetta ... Native Girl

Sid Melton ... Sgt. Willie Tatlow

Whit Bissell ... Stanley Briggs

Hugh Beaumont ... Robert Phillips
Murray Alper ... Air Police Sergeant
William E. Green ... Simmons (as William Gren)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paul Bradley ... Officer at Proving Grounds (uncredited)
Ed Hinton ... Officer at Proving Grounds (uncredited)
Clark Howat ... Naval Captain (uncredited)
Chubby Johnson ... Bunker 'Suit' (unconfirmed) (uncredited)
Bert Stevens ... Officer at Proving Grounds (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield  (as Samuel Newfield)
 
Writing credits
Richard H. Landau (screenplay)

Carroll Young (story)

Orville H. Hampton  uncredited

Produced by
Jack Leewood .... associate producer
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Philip Cahn 
 
Art Direction by
Frank Paul Sylos  (as F. Paul Sylos)
 
Makeup Department
Harry Ross .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Stanley Neufeld .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
John D. Hall .... sound effects editor (as John Hall)
Fred Lau .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
Augie Lohman .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Mercer .... opticals
Edward Nassour .... animation supervisor (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alfred Berke .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
George C. Emick .... music editor
Paul Dunlap .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Orville H. Hampton .... dialogue supervisor
 

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Runtime:
83 min
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1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Certification:
Finland:K-8 | Germany:12 | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (certificate #15313)

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Trivia:
Some sequences were originally tinted green on the original release prints.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good B movie, 3 April 1999
Author: Shotsy from NJ

Saw this when I was a kid. It wasn't the monsters that interested me though. The musical score is tremendous. Why was such an elaborate work put in this film? Also a very good cast. All went on to TV series on their own. If you enjoy the 50s monster movies, here's a good choice for a late night.

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