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Lost Continent (1951)

Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Samuel Newfield)

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (screenplay), Carroll Young (story)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cesar Romero ... Maj. Joe Nolan
Hillary Brooke ... Marla Stevens
Chick Chandler ... Lt. Danny Wilson
John Hoyt ... Michael Rostov
Acquanetta ... Native Girl
Sid Melton ... Sgt. Willie Tatlow
Whit Bissell ... Stanley Briggs
Hugh Beaumont ... Robert Phillips
Murray Alper ... Air Police Sergeant
William E. Green William E. Green ... Simmons (as William Gren)
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Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some dinosaurs. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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Modern Man Against Prehistoric Monster! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Continente Perdido See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The 20-minute rock climbing sequence was mercilessly skewered on Mystery Science Theater 3000 (1988). See more »

Goofs

When the rocket is reported to be flying over water, a picture of a naval vessel is shown. The vessel is the battleship USS Maryland, in a picture taken before Pearl Harbour configuration. She was refitted after Pearl Harbour, and decommissioned in 1947, four years before the movie was made. See more »

Quotes

Nolan: Look at the size of that footprint! I've never seen anything like it before!
Phillips: I have. Once... in a museum.
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Connections

Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #2.13 (2008) See more »

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Inspiration for Cliffhanger? Uhhh...no.
16 December 2006 | by tbeekersSee all my reviews

A riveting adventure filled with joy, Lost Continent is probably best remembered for one thing: rock climbing.

In one of the most amazing shows of padding out a film, this 83 minute feature contains about 20 minutes of pure mountaineering. Doesn't sound too bad until you realize that almost nothing happens during those 20 minutes than a bunch of guys walking from rock to rock.

So what is this film? It starts as a political-military flick filled with disjointed semi-back-stories and speeches, runs right into the boring uncut mountaineering and finally ends up as it was advertised, as a fantasy-adventure.

A good fantasy-adventure? Nope, not really, but it's not bad either. It contains all the flat one-dimensional characters and bad effects and filming of the 50's, but it's no worse than any of those. If you're really into these classic adventure flicks, the movie is worth watching once they're done rock climbing.


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