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The Lost World (1960)

Approved | | Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi | 13 July 1960 (USA)
Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.


Irwin Allen


Charles Bennett (screenplay), Irwin Allen (screenplay)
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Complete credited cast:
Michael Rennie ... Lord John Roxton
Jill St. John ... Jennifer Holmes (as Jill St.John)
David Hedison ... Ed Malone
Claude Rains ... Prof. George Edward Challenger
Fernando Lamas ... Manuel Gomez
Richard Haydn ... Prof. Summerlee
Ray Stricklyn ... David Holmes
Jay Novello ... Costa
Vitina Marcus ... Native Girl
Ian Wolfe ... Burton White


Professor Challenger leads team of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep within the Amazonian jungle to investigate reports that dinosaurs still live there. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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In the middle of the twentieth century, you fall off the brink of time! See more »


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Utilized several large interior sets originally constructed for Fox's 1959 hit Journey to the Center of the Earth. See more »


At the opening of the film a reporter says he's from the B.B.C. and is at London Airport which is confirmed by a large sign on a grass bank saying 'London Airport' in which case why are all the vehicles seen American. See more »


Ed Malone: [after the "brontosaurus" had destroyed the helicopter] My radio's gone with it. That's the last of my wire stories, the end of outside contact.
Costa: The End of us.
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Colorful and spectacular adventures film by Irwin Allen
29 January 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

A daring expedition constituted by Professor Challenger(Claude Rains),a scientific(Richard Haydn),an adventurer named Rolston(Michael Wilding),a journalist(David Hedison),an explorer(Fernando Lamas),the magnate's daughter(Jill St John)among others journey to remote location where are roaming prehistoric dinosaurs and savage cannibal tribes still alive.They confront against the nature's most fearsome predators that savagely stalking its prey.

It's an amusing old-fashioned and dated adventure from Arthur Conan Doyle(Sherlock Holmes's author)novel that follows the wake of ¨Journey of the center of the earth¨ by Henry Levin previously filmed,in fact the finale part into the cave is similarly realized ,including a cliff-hungers scenes where the protagonists are dangling over a dangerous cliffs pursued by a cruel natives .An ambitious production values and quite entertaining considering its age.The Jurassik creatures are made by transparency as a giant spider and a lizards increased by optics effects. The story was impressive when first released but it looks pretty silly for standards nowadays. Dinosaurs delivers the goods with chills,grisly screams when the beasts appear,thus the climax film happens when the giant lizards running amok and are fighting among them.The motion picture is regularly directed by Irwin Allen, the catastrophe cinema's creator(Adventure Poseidon,Towering inferno,Swarm).This story was formerly adapted in a silent movie(1925)and with dinosaurs made by the great Willis O'Brien(King Kong).Anothers remakes are filmed in 1993 by Timothy Bond with John Rhys Davies and of course the especial adaptation by Steven Spielberg :The lost world, Jurassik Park. The flick will like to the juvenile public and and adventures movie fans but best enjoyed in big screen

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Release Date:

13 July 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World See more »


Box Office


$1,515,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

3 Channel Stereo (Westrex Recording System) (5.0) (L-R)



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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