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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing
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Bill Walsh (screenplay)
David Forrest (novel)
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9 July 1975 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Derek Nimmo ... Lord Southmere
Hugh Burden ... Haines

Bernard Bresslaw ... Fan Choy

Helen Hayes ... Hettie
Joan Sims ... Emily

Deryck Guyler ... Harris

Peter Ustinov ... Hnup Wan

Clive Revill ... Quon
Molly Weir ... Scots Nanny
Andrew Dove ... Lord Castleberry
Max Harris ... Truscott
Max Wall ... Juggler
Natasha Pyne ... Susan

Joss Ackland ... B.J. Spence
Arthur Howard ... Thumley

Roy Kinnear ... Superintendent Grubbs
Leonard Trolley ... Inspector Eppers
Joe Ritchie ... Cabbie

Percy Herbert ... Mr. Gibbons

Joan Hickson ... Mrs. Gibbons

John Laurie ... Jock

Angus Lennie ... Hamish

Jon Pertwee ... Colonel

Kathleen Byron ... Colonel's Wife
Lucy Griffiths ... Amelia

Aimée Delamain ... Millicent
John Bardon ... Bookmaker

Jane Lapotaire ... Miss Prescott
Richard Pearson ... Sir Geoffrey

Michael Elwyn ... Haycock

Anthony Sharp ... Home Secretary
Wensley Pithey ... Bromley

Frank Williams ... Dr. Freemo

Peter Madden ... Sanders
Erik Chitty ... Museum Guard

Amanda Barrie ... Mrs. B.J. Spence
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Monique Potter ... Little girl (as Monique Kaufman)
Dave Cooper ... Henchman (uncredited)
Arthur Hewlett ... Old Gatekeeper (uncredited)

Frederick Jaeger ... German Radio Newcaster (uncredited)
Kristopher Kum ... Henchman (uncredited)
Joan Sanderson ... 1st Park Nanny (uncredited)

Patsy Smart ... Old Maid (uncredited)
Robert Stevenson ... (uncredited)
Vincent Wong ... Fake Chauffeur (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert Stevenson 
Writing credits
Bill Walsh (screenplay)

David Forrest (novel "The Great Dinosaur Robbery")

Produced by
Hugh Attwooll .... associate producer
Bill Walsh .... producer
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
Cinematography by
Paul Beeson (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Peter Boita 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
Art Direction by
Michael Stringer 
Costume Design by
Anthony Mendleson 
Makeup Department
Betty Glasow .... hairdresser
Freddie Williamson .... makeup artist (as Freddy Williamson)
Production Management
Eric Rattray .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Dickie Bamber .... assistant director
Terence A. Clegg .... assistant director (as Terry Clegg)
Anthony Squire .... second unit director
Andy Armstrong .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Dickie Bamber .... first assistant director: second unit (uncredited)
Art Department
George Richardson .... assistant art director
Hugh Scaife .... set dresser
Gus Walker .... construction manager
Cliff Robinson .... draughtsman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... sound recordist
Peter Best .... sound editor
Danny Daniel .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Otto Snel .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Cliff Culley .... special processes
John Stears .... special photographic effects
Bob Anderson .... stunt arranger
Peter Diamond .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Hobbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Wally Byatt .... camera operator (as Walter Byatt)
Godfrey A. Godar .... camera operator (as Godfrey Godar)
H.A.R. Thomson .... photography: second unit
Editorial Department
William Parnell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Location Management
John Southwood .... location manager
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
Other crew
Tilly Day .... continuity
Georgiana Hamilton .... continuity (as Georgina Hamilton)
Robin Demetriou .... cast and crew chef (uncredited)
Christopher Newman .... production runner (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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100 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.75 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (RCA Photophone Sound Recording)

Did You Know?

This was Hugh Burden's final film before his death on May 17, 1985 at the age of 72.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When the nannies are searching the dinosaur, Hettie observes that if the skeleton fell on them they would be the first people to be killed in a dinosaur in two million years. Dinosaurs actually became extinct about 65 million years ago. Humans emerged only about 500,000 years ago, so Hettie is wrong on multiple counts.See more »
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Lively, good fun, and delightfully old-fashioned, 29 December 2014
Author: Leofwine_draca from United Kingdom

A good-natured Disney adventure which borrows its title from the WW2 flick ONE OF OUR AIRCRAFT IS MISSING. This is a distinctly '70s production, packed with action and humour and an ensemble cast of stalwarts who appear in regular cameos. The plot is preposterous nonsense of course, and the film as a whole is laced with lurid racism and general silliness, but it's all handled in such a lively spirit that it becomes impossible not to like.

Peter Ustinov headlines the cast as a Chinese agent searching for a secret formula hidden within a dinosaur skeleton by a British spy. Such plotting is merely a loose excuse for the film's pivotal and extended set-piece, which sees a huge Brontosaurus skeleton transported on the back of a wagon through the streets of London, with various villains in pursuit.

The cast give engaging, witty performances, with Joan Sims and Helen Hayes particularly shining as the committed nannies and Ustinov holding it all together with his perfectly-mannered turn (which reminded me of Peter Sellers in MURDER BY DEATH). Watch out for the likes of Jon Pertwee, John Laurie, Joss Ackland, Bernard Bresslaw, John Bardon, Joan Hickson, and Amanda Barrie in minor parts.

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