The Lost World (1960)

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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.



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Jennifer Holmes (as Jill St.John)
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Professor Challenger leads team of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep within the Amazonian jungle to investigate reports that dinosaurs still live there. Written by Marg Baskin <>

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13 July 1960 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World  »

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Sound Mix:

(Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Irwin Allen wanted stop motion for the special effects but the film's budget precluded that so they were forced to work with lizards and other reptiles. 20th Century Fox had no option but to slash the budgets of all their feature productions at the time as the costs over Cleopatra (1963) were starting to spiral out of control. See more »


In the scene where Ed Malone and Jennifer Holmes meet up in the forest before the "Brontosaurus" chases them, Ed Malone says dialogue, but his mouth doesn't move. Also, Jennifer's mouth moves, but no dialogue comes out. See more »


Ed Malone: [after the "brontosaurus" had destroyed the helicopter] My radio's gone with it. That's the last of my wire stories, the end of outside contact.
Costa: The End of us.
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Entertaining As A Child
13 November 2004 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

This film was shown a couple of times in the " Saturday Night At The Movies " slot on BBC 1 in the early 1970s and being a young child at the time I enjoyed it immensely . Come on lads if you're six years old any movie featuring dinosaurs in the present day is a movie highlight

It goes without saying that my enthusiasim for THE LOST WORLD has waned in later life . It has a totally B movie quality to it and is rather unsophisticated . There is still some amusement to be had at the special effects . Nowadays thanks to the power of technology we can watch convincing dinosaurs thudding around but in the 1960s we had to put up with actors standing in front of some back projection pretending they're frightened of a couple of giant lizards with massive fins stuck on them . Oh well at least the cheese factor means it's more entertaining than JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD

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