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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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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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MEN AND MONSTERS BATTLE TO RUKEE THE EARTH! See more »

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Adventure | Fantasy

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21 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Un millón de años A.C.  »

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£422,816 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

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Ignoring the fact that the Archelon turtle died out tens of millions of years before the first humans evolved, the specimen depicted in this movie is extremely large, more than 10 meters long, in fact. Real Archelon would only grow up to 4.5 meters in length at best, and even those could probably not have had the strength to pull their weight ashore. The gigantic turtle in this film moves rather nimbly on dry land. See more »

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[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 »

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Hammer, Harryhausen and Dinos, A Great Combination!
8 April 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

How can fans of sci-fi/fantasy not enjoy this 1966 effort from Hammer Studios? You have the wonderful effects of the master, Ray Harryhausen and a decent enough story, oh and dinos! The Region 2 DVD is definitely the disc to get, as it is the complete version of the film and it has a couple of nice interviews with Raquel Welch and Ray Harryhausen. I love what Harryhausen had to say about complaints about inaccuracy with putting man and dinos together on the screen. It's not meant to be a scientific story, it's meant to entertain and entertain it does! Watch as Tumak (of the Rock People) and Loana (of the Shell People) forge a shaky relationship and possibly bring their two tribes of people together. Along the way they battle a huge sea turtle, Allosaurus, Pteradon and other wild beasties of the day. If you love dinos and films meant to be nothing more than fun entertainment, chances are, you'll enjoy this Hammer Studios effort.


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