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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 »
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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 »
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User Reviews:
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

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)

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)
Anthony Sloman .... 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 (Technicolor)
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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) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21185) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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 »
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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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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius, 18 March 2011
Author: steven-222 from Berkeley, CA, USA

Take off your cultural blinders...the one you put on when you watch a "trashy" movie...and think about what you are actually experiencing as you watch this movie. Is it merely a "trash" entertainment? To be sure, Raquel Welch in her furkini, the now quaint quality of the Harryhausen effects, the girl fight between Raquel and Martine Beswick, all provide the frisson of "trash" delight. But this movie is much more than that, a tour de force of imagination, and a heartbreaking work of staggering genius. The vision of man adrift in a hostile universe, at odds with his fellow creatures, his own untamed emotions, and the apocalyptic earth itself, is haunting and beautiful. Our only hope is Raquel, who offers a transcendent vision of peace and love--without uttering a word.

Special kudos to the music. Where the special effects strain against their limits, as in the terrifying pterodactyl attack and the final upheaval, the music carries home the emotion. I am reminded of Schopenhauer: "The internal relation that music has to the true nature of all things can also explain the fact that, when music suitable to any scene, action, event, or environment is played, it seems to disclose to us its utmost secret meaning and appears to be the most accurate and distinct commentary on it." In a film where words matter so little, the music is especially crucial. As you watch the pterodactyl snatch Raquel and carry her off to feed its young while the other humans watch in helpless dismay, listen to the music, and think about the "utmost secret meaning" of what you are witnessing. This is an artistic moment of astounding ambition, and there are many such moments throughout this sustained meditation on man and the universe.

A few years later, the same team made Creatures the World Forgot, a more "realistic" look at prehistoric survival sans dinosaurs, with a Cain and Abel story that is riveting...and my god, the cave people are hot!

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