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The Lost World (1925)

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director:

Harry O. Hoyt

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (based upon the 1912 novel by), Marion Fairfax (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bessie Love ... Paula White (as Miss Bessie Love)
Lewis Stone ... Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis Stone)
Wallace Beery ... Prof. Challenger (as Mr. Wallace Beery)
Lloyd Hughes ... Ed Malone (as Mr. Lloyd Hughes)
Alma Bennett ... Gladys Hungerford (as Miss Alma Bennett)
Arthur Hoyt ... Prof. Summerlee (as Mr. Arthur Hoyt)
Margaret McWade Margaret McWade ... Mrs. Challenger (as Miss Margaret McWade)
Bull Montana ... Ape-man (as Mr. Bull Montana)
Frank Finch Smiles Frank Finch Smiles ... Austin (as Mr. Finch Smiles)
Jules Cowles ... Zambo (as Mr. Jules Cowles)
George Bunny George Bunny ... Colin McArdle (as Mr. George Bunny)
Charles Wellesley Charles Wellesley ... Maj. Hibbard (as Mr. Charles Wellsley)
Jocko the Monkey Jocko the Monkey ... Jocko - the Monkey (as Jocko)
Arthur Conan Doyle ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Storyline

s expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Presented by First National Pictures, Inc. by arrangement with Watterson R. Rothacker. (Newspaper ad). See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Release Date:

22 June 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die verlorene Welt See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$547,913, 31 December 1925
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Company Credits

Production Co:

First National Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1991 alternate) | (2000 alternate) | (Kodascope Version) | (original) | (1998 George Eastman House Restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (hand-colored)| Color (tinted and toned)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where the dinosaurs flee the volcano was created on a tabletop that was 75 feet wide and 150 feet long. See more »

Goofs

At the beginning of their boat journey in the Amazon forest, a bird appears in the bushes at the right side of the screen. The bird is obviously thrown into the shot by someone. See more »

Quotes

Prof. Challenger: [title card] And I'm not here tonight to defend my statements - - but to demand that a committee be formed to go back to the Lost World with me -...
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Alternate Versions

In 1991, Lumivision Corporation and International Museum of Photography at George Eastman House copyrighted a version distributed on video Milestone Film & Video. It was produced by Scott MacQueen and had an original music score by R.J. Miller. Although the movie ran 64 minutes, stills were used for missing footage and additional material involving portions of early films about dinosaurs were included, so that the total time of the video was 100 minutes. See more »

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Soundtracks

The Lost World
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Published in connection with the movie
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Fun for film history buffs.
9 December 2001 | by boris-26See all my reviews

Modern audience members won't exactly be scared or thrilled by the living, breathing dinosaurs in this 75 plus year old classic. They will see a visually amazing silent classic. THE LOST WORLD tells of an exhibition that finds mammoth dinosaurs on a plateau in the Amazon. A brontosaurus is brought back to London. Willis O'Brien's stop-motion animation is rather fluid, (as compared to the short animated comedies he made around 1918) There are also neat uses of matte work, rear screen and double exposures.

The recent DVD re-issue of LOST WORLD is a keeper. It even has LOST WORLD animation out-takes with single frames of O'Brien and his assistant accidently caught on film. Requied viewing for the student of cinematic special effects.


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