One Million Years B.C. (1966)

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Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Jean Wladon ...
Lisa Thomas ...
Malya Nappi ...
Richard James ...
Young Rock Man
William Lyon Brown ...
Frank Hayden ...
1st Rock Man
Terence Maidment ...
1st Shell Man
Micky De Rauch ...
1st Shell Girl


Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple. Written by Jim Cobb

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Release Date:

21 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un millón de años A.C.  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


It is interesting to note that, in the 26-year partnership between producer Charles H. Schneer and special effects artist Ray Harryhausen, "One Million Years B.C." is one of just two films (the other being The Animal World (1956)) of Harryhausen's work during that time frame which Schneer did not produce. See more »


The attacking Allosaurus is only about twice as large as his human opponents, when in actuality, it was at least five times bigger. Also, the Triceratops towers over Tumak and Loanna at the same height the Allosaur does, while the Ceratosaurus towers over the Triceratops. Allosaurus was much larger than Ceratosaurus. Of course, it could be speculated that the Allosaurus in this film was a juvenile creature. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional. See more »


Referenced in Two and a Half Men: Enjoy Those Garlic Balls (2004) See more »

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Sigh. . . .
28 April 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's my childhood formative movie memory.

It's the glorious Raquel running about in a fur bikini. Those legs, that face.

It's a ten. and so's the movie.

Watched it again, now some forty-odd years on and, sentimentality aside, it still remains curiously engrossing. Definitely a strange fish, this slice of dinosaur hokum endures in an intangible way and really, in all honesty, I hope never to put my finger on exactly why.

Just wallow in it's matinée-marvel and it's appeal on many levels, from youthful monster-glee to, ahem, mature appreciation of the 'cast'.

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