The People That Time Forgot (1977)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Fantasy  |  17 August 1977 (France)
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A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several ... See full summary »



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A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship. Written by Jonathon Dabell <>

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FIRST 'The Land That Time Forgot'. THEN 'At The Earth's Core'. NOW a fantastic incredible world of savage mystery... See more »


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O Mundo que o Tempo Esqueceu  »

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Paintings by Frank Frazetta appear in the film either as murals on walls or as the inspiration for tableaux performed by the characters. See more »


The stegosaurus is shown moving its jaws from side to side. As a reptile/dinosaur it would be unable to do this. See more »


[hearing a dinosaur roar]
Ben McBride: What is it, Doc?
Norfolk: It can only be one thing. Prehistoric!
[they hear another roar]
Norfolk: Definitely prehistoric.
[they hear a woman's scream]
Norfolk: That's human.
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Diverting sci-fi fantasy based on Edgar Rice Burrough's story...
17 May 2008 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

Not bad at all, despite the flat performances by some members of an attractive cast and the familiarity of it all. "This island never sleeps," says the full-figured DANA GILLESPIE to PATRICK WAYNE...especially when it's crawling with prehistoric creatures. She's clad in an outfit that looks as though Frederick of Hollywood had a hand in the costuming.

Photographed in Spain, the color photography is excellent, the creatures look fairly realistic, and the opening sequence with the plane being attacked by a huge bird is bound to hook you into the story. It's rather like a poor man's "Jurassic Park", but it has its moments.

John Wayne's son, PATRICK WAYNE, is certainly a handsome male lead but has all the animation of one of the dinosaurs, never making us believe he's the leader of the dangerous expedition. Others in the largely unknown cast are pretty good and John Scott's music is effective in creating the necessary suspense.

It's a diverting enough adventure, very watchable and suitable for family viewing.

Summing up: Not bad at all, the sort of film that kiddie matinees were all about.

Best line after a native attack: "I'm sick and tired of running away from those dreadful people!"

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