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The Lost World (1960)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 July 1960 (USA)
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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Manuel Gomez
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David Holmes
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Costa
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Native Girl
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Burton White
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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 <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World  »

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

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Trivia

The helicopter that lands on the plateau is one of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw series of machines (also known as a S-55). See more »

Goofs

When the native girl waits for Jennifer to fall asleep, she tries to escape. In the scuffle to subdue her, one of the large boulders is moved by an actor. Such a large rock, when bumped, could not have moved. See more »

Quotes

David Holmes: [about their cannibals captors] They undoubtedly intend to kill us.
Professor George Edward Challenger: Kill us. Why not. An invasion of privacy gives a man the right to kill. *We* are the invaders.
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Edited into Land of the Giants: Graveyard of Fools (1970) See more »

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okay: which one of you nitwits forgot the map?
10 April 2004 | by (sparks nv) – See all my reviews

Irwin Allen puts a saddle on the Conan Doyle novel and digs in the spurs in this silly adaptation of the eponymous book. Loaded with action but not much else, and well stocked with useless characters such as Frosty the poodle. SEE! Jill St.John, who starts off feisty but ends up as simpering baggage, explore the Amazon in pink tights. HEAR!! Michael Rennie murder the Spanish language. FEEL!!! The sense of loss as Fernando Lamas deadpans the line: "My helicopter". In an interview years later, David Hedison admitted that he HATED this movie, and it's easy to see why. With typical pre-release hype, Irwin Allen teased the public with promises of unbelievably authentic-looking monsters("like nothing you've ever seen before!"). Wrong: they were exactly like everything we've seen before. The actors, from Claude Rains to Fernando Lamas, are all good to very good, but not in this clunker. Their combined talents were wasted, as will be your money if you buy or rent this film. Get it ONLY if you feel compelled to complete a collection of '50s and '60s B-movies, otherwise: don't walk, run!


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