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Director:
Writers:
Michael Carreras (screenplay)
Mickell Novack (adapted from an original screenplay by) ...
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Release Date:
21 February 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
MEN AND MONSTERS BATTLE TO RUKEE THE EARTH! See more »
Plot:
Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast... See more » | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Never a dull moment See more (74 total) »

Cast

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Raquel Welch ... Loana

John Richardson ... Tumak

Percy Herbert ... Sakana

Robert Brown ... Akhoba

Martine Beswick ... Nupondi
Jean Wladon ... Ahot
Lisa Thomas ... Sura
Malya Nappi ... Tohana
Richard James ... Young Rock Man
William Lyon Brown ... Payto
Frank Hayden ... 1st Rock Man
Terence Maidment ... 1st Shell Man
Micky De Rauch ... 1st Shell Girl

Yvonne Horner ... Ullah
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Payne ... One of the Cave People (uncredited)
Vic Perrin ... Narrator (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl ... Loana (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Don Chaffey 
 
Writing credits
Michael Carreras (screenplay)

Mickell Novack (adapted from an original screenplay by) (as Mickell Novak) &
George Baker (adapted from an original screenplay by) &
Joseph Frickert (adapted from an original screenplay by)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
Aida Young .... associate producer
Hal Roach .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Mario Nascimbene 
 
Cinematography by
Wilkie Cooper (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Tom Simpson 
 
Art Direction by
Robert Jones 
 
Costume Design by
Carl Toms 
 
Makeup Department
Olga Angelinetta .... hairdressing supervisor
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup supervisor
 
Production Management
John Wilcox .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dennis Bertera .... assistant director (as Denis Bertera)
Colin Lord .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Kenneth McCallum Tait .... assistant art director
Bill Beavis .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Colin Monk .... draughtsman (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Roy Baker .... sound editor
Alfred Cox .... sound editor
A.W. Lumkin .... recording director
Bill Rowe .... sound mixer
Len Shilton .... sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
George Blackwell .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Harryhausen .... special visual effects creator
Bob Cuff .... matte painter (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Jack Mills .... second unit cameraman
Steve Birtles .... gaffer (uncredited)
Ted Deason .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Geoff Glover .... focus puller (uncredited)
Pierre Luigi .... still photographer (uncredited)
Ken Nicholson .... clapper loader (uncredited)
Martin O'Connor .... key grip (uncredited)
Ronnie Pilgrim .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ivy Baker .... wardrobe mistress
 
Editorial Department
James Needs .... supervising editor
Robert C. Dearberg .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... musical supervisor
Mario Nascimbene .... composer: special musical effects
Philip Martell .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Les Bowie .... prologue designer
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
Marjorie Lavelly .... continuity (as Marjory Lavelly)
John Trehy .... production accountant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
100 min | USA:91 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Sound Recording)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:G (Nova Scotia) | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1989) (2002) (2006)

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Trivia:
Robert Brown (Akhoba) wears makeup identical to that worn by Lon Chaney Jr. wore in the same role in the 1940 version (One Million B.C. (1940)).See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: During the ape fight seen, one of the ape is thrown against the cave wall. The entire wall section bounces (moves) as the ape hits it.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Narrator:This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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10 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Never a dull moment, 1 June 2005
Author: drmality-1 (drmality@sbcglobal.net) from Illinoize

This movie is everything a prehistoric adventure should be. Forget the fact that dinosaurs and man did not co-exist...this is just as much a fantasy as "Jason and the Argonauts" or "Star Wars".

The world of "One Million Years B.C." is insanely brutal, where man is the weakest creature in a harsh landscape of volcanoes and giant monsters. The Rock People have lives that are "nasty, brutish and short", where only the strongest survive. They are dominated by the rugged chief Akoba, whose two sons Tumak and Sakana are in a constant battle to see who will gain his favor. Sakana gains the upper hand and Tumak is banished into the wastelands. After dodging monsters, he finally arrives at the seaside domain of the Shell People, who are more cultured and civilized. He captures the eye of the beautiful Loana and the two have a non-stop series of adventures.

The narrative is direct and primitive, befitting the primeval setting. John Richardson is quite good as Tumak...he is decent but still has a lot of barbarism in him. As for young Raquel Welch, not even the special effects of Ray Harryhausen could outshine her incredible beauty in this film. Even in our own time, gorgeous babes like these are rare...they would be totally impossible in the prehistoric world. The stunning Raquel is pure eye candy and succeeds better in this regard than any other actress in film history. Especially noteworthy is her cat-fight with sultry Martine Beswick, no slouch in the looks department herself.

Ray Harryhausen outdoes himself again with brilliant stop motion dinosaurs. Look at the realistic movements of these creatures, which have not been surpassed by CGI. The ravenous Allosaurus who duels with Tumak is a particular stand-out, but the battling Triceratops and Ceratosaur are also pretty cool. The movie also features the more standard giant lizard dressed up and made huge, but even this scene is better than most of its ilk. An eerie scene featuring ape-men and some colossal earthquake and erupting volcanoes round out an exciting picture.

Don't look for anything really deep in this one. Just expect primitive action with plenty of monsters, battling cavemen and the awesome Raquel Welch. This movie does everything it sets out to do.

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