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One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy | 21 February 1967 (USA)
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In this remake of the 1940 film with a similar title, Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.



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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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Adventure | Fantasy


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Release Date:

21 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un millón de años A.C.  »

Box Office


£422,816 (estimated)

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


As the Shell People are attacked by a giant turtle, the women call it "Achelon" which is the real scientific name for the animal. See more »


Ceratosaurus was extinct when Triceratops existed, and they wouldn't have been in a situation to fight each other. Also, Ceratosaurus was much smaller than depicted in the film. An Allosaurus also appears, which, along with Ceratosaurus, was a Jurassic creature. Triceratops lived many million years later in the Cretaceous. See more »


[first lines]
Narrator: This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Crazy Credits

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 The Andromeda Strain: Episode #1.3 (2008) See more »

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18 October 2002 | by (london) – See all my reviews

One Million Years B.C. is THE film that made me a movie fan and lover of all things prehistoric! Ray Harryhausen's creatures are great, the music adds superbly to the atmosphere, the location photography looks just right (just ignore the occasional obvious set), and there has never been a better-looking cavegirl than Raquel Welch!

A solid-gold guilty pleasure! Actually, what's there to be guilty about? This film is solid-gold entertainment!

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