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Dinosaurus! (1960)

Unrated | | Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy | 10 August 1960 (USA)
After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal ... See full summary »


Jack H. Harris (original idea), Dan E. Weisburd (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Ward Ramsey ... Bart Thompson
Paul Lukather ... Chuck
Kristina Hanson Kristina Hanson ... Betty Piper
Alan Roberts Alan Roberts ... Julio
Fred Engelberg Fred Engelberg ... Mike Hacker
Wayne C. Treadway Wayne C. Treadway ... Dumpy (as Wayne Treadway)
Lucita Blain Lucita Blain ... Chica (as Luci Blain)
Howard Dayton Howard Dayton ... Mousey
Jack Younger Jack Younger ... Jasper
James Logan James Logan ... T.J. O'Leary
Wilhelm Samuel Wilhelm Samuel ... Townsman
Gregg Martell Gregg Martell ... The Neanderthal


After undersea explosions near a Caribbean island, prehistoric creatures are unleashed on the unsuspecting population. Freed from his watery tomb, as well, is a very friendly Neanderthal man who proceeds to befriend a local orphan boy. The boy, Neanderthal and irritated dinosaur make for an interesting dramatic climax. Written by Chris Sales <csales@csun.edu>

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SEE...the battle between primeval beast and monster machine! The taming of a giant sixty-ton Brontosaurus by a small boy! See more »


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The film promulgates the naïve idea that herbivorous animals (such as the brontosaurus) are not dangerous (a similar claim was made in Spielberg's 'Jurassic Park', 1993). The cape buffalo is one of the most aggressive and dangerous animals in Africa (and only weighs about 5% of what a brontosaurus is estimated to have weighed). See more »


When the caveman hears the ham radio screech and starts to swing his ax at it, there is no drill on the table left of the radio. When the ax actually hits the radio, the drill magically appears. See more »


Bart Thompson: Well now we got a monster in here too. You better learn how to start knocking real quick, Hector.
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Referenced in Nail (2017) See more »

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Ridiculous Fun!
9 January 2000 | by BaronBl00dSee all my reviews

A group of Americans come to a remote island to find minerals only to uncover dinosaurs from the bed of the ocean with underwater explosives. Not only do they find two frozen and incredibly intact dinosaurs millions of years old, but they also find a million year old caveman. The premise is by itself somewhat plausible, but when you add trite and inept dialogue, some of the worst acting imaginable, cheap dinosaur effects, and one ridiculous caveman you have one funny picture. Dinosaurus will leave you in stitches if you appreciate badly made films. The dinosaurs themselves really are not that bad, but the acting....the acting...is on par with something found in an H. G. Lewis picture. Almost no one has any acting savvy whatsoever. The best actor in the film is a young teenage boy who befriends the caveman and the brontosaurus. Once again the T-Rex is the bad one, chasing anything that moves across the island.

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Release Date:

10 August 1960 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands


Box Office


$450,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Fairview Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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