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


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Paula White (as Miss Bessie Love)
Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis Stone)
Prof. Challenger (as Mr. Wallace Beery)
Ed Malone (as Mr. Lloyd Hughes)
Gladys Hungerford (as Miss Alma Bennett)
Prof. Summerlee (as Mr. Arthur Hoyt)
Margaret McWade ...
Mrs. Challenger (as Miss Margaret McWade)
Ape-man (as Mr. Bull Montana)
Frank Finch Smiles ...
Austin (as Mr. Finch Smiles)
Zambo (as Mr. Jules Cowles)
George Bunny ...
Colin McArdle (as Mr. George Bunny)
Charles Wellesley ...
Maj. Hibbard (as Mr. Charles Wellsley)
Jocko the Monkey ...
Jocko - the Monkey (as Jocko)
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mary the Chimpanzee ...
Mary - the Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Malcolm Denny ...
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Marquette - Half-Caste Girl (uncredited)
Angry Man at Meeting (uncredited)
George Marion ...
Old Professor (uncredited)
Lawyer Advising the Editor (uncredited)
Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)
Percy Potts (uncredited)

Directed by

Harry O. Hoyt ... (dramatic direction)

Written by

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

Produced by

Scott MacQueen ... producer
David Shepard ... producer (as David H. Shepard)
Earl Hudson ... producer (uncredited)
Jamie White ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

Robert Israel ... (2000)
R.J. Miller ... (1991)
Cecil Copping ... (uncredited) (New York premiere)

Cinematography by

Arthur Edeson ... (photography)

Film Editing by

George McGuire

Set Decoration by

Milton Menasco ... (sets by)

Makeup Department

Cecil Holland ... makeup artist: ape-man (uncredited)
Perc Westmore ... makeup supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

William G. Crosby ... assistant director (uncredited)
Milton Menasco ... assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

Milton Menasco ... architecture

Special Effects by

Marcel Delgado ... model construction (uncredited)
Willis H. O'Brien ... special effects (uncredited)
Joseph Leeland Roop ... special effects assistant (uncredited) / stop motion animator (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Marcel Delgado ... associate technical director
Ralph Hammeras ... associate technical director
Cleo E. Baker ... minatures (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

Roy Carpenter ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Charles Gemora ... ape-man suit creator (uncredited)

Music Department

Robert Israel ... music compiler and director: 2000 alternate version
Frank S. Truda ... musical director (uncredited)

Other crew

Marcel Delgado ... associate researcher
Marion Fairfax ... editorial direction
Ralph Hammeras ... associate researcher
Earl Hudson ... supervised by
Fred Jackman ... chief technician (as Fred W. Jackman)
Devereaux Jennings ... additional technical staffer (as J. Devereaux Jennings)
Hans F. Koenekamp ... additional technical staffer (as Hans Koenekamp)
Willis H. O'Brien ... researcher / technical director
Watterson Rothacker ... by arrangement with (as Watterson R. Rothacker)
Homer Scott ... additional technical staffer
Vernon L. Walker ... additional technical staffer
William Dowling ... additional director (uncredited)
Perry Evans ... trick shot artist (uncredited)
Colby Harriman ... director of presentation (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White's daughter, Paula. Malone's paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned 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

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Taglines See the mighty prehistoric monsters clash with modern lovers in a most remarkable story of love, romance and amazing adventure. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le monde perdu (France)
  • Die verlorene Welt (Germany)
  • El mundo perdido (Spain)
  • O Mundo Perdido (Portugal)
  • Ushinawareta Sekai (Japan)
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  • 106 min
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Trivia The dinosaur miniatures were donated to the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Los Angeles. After many years the rubber models began to sulphurize and disintegrate. They were stored away and inadvertently sealed between the walls of the facility when a new wing was added. See more »
Goofs The newspaper headline announcing Malone's departure is dated in January. Right after this is shown, Malone types that he has been gone for less than three months and it is now December 12th. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald: Scared Silly (1998). See more »
Soundtracks The Lost World See more »
Quotes Title Card: [first title card] In the office of the London Record Journal.
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