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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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
The limited Hammer Studios budget for this film is in evidence during the Archelon turtle scene. Animator Ray Harryhausen, who could keep seven Hydra heads, or seven skeleton warriors in flowing motion at one time, didn't bother to animate the archelon's hind legs, which simply dragged along in the sand. See more »
During the cavemen's fight with the giant turtle, some of the rocks in front of the animal keep moving between frames or disappear entirely. See more »
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 »
Raquel Welch's later, more solid acting performances will never erase our memories of this dinosaur-epic wherein she runs around in full cavegirl regalia. Then again, she may not want them to. Time has been surprisingly kind to this reworking of 1940's "One Million B.C." The special effects are very good, the wilds of prehistoric nature are often excitingly, colorfully captured, and handsome John Richardson is charismatic as a caveman who, along with Welch, ditches his tribe to set out on a personal journey. Yes, it's Raquel in a fur-bikini that most people will remember, but a good time is had by all. **1/2 from ****
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