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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.

Director:

Irwin Allen

Writers:

Charles Bennett (screenplay), Irwin Allen (screenplay)
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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

13 July 1960 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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

Company Credits

Production Co:

Irwin Allen Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the long shots of the helicopter, we can see that there are four side windows, two to a side. The forward windows are flanked by broad orange stripes which run to the edge of the rear windows. However, in the closeups of the characters peering out through three different windows, the orange stripes have vanished. See more »

Quotes

David Holmes: [about their cannibals captors] They undoubtedly intend to kill us.
Professor George Edward Challenger: Kill us. Why not. An invasion of privacy gives a man the right to kill. *We* are the invaders.
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Excellent adventure story; undeserved bad reputation.
21 February 2006 | by barring889See all my reviews

For me, this movie rates a "9 out of 10" and I'll tell you why. I have a great nostalgic feel for "Lost World." I saw it in July of 1960 when I was 8 years old. It was 20th Century-Fox's big Summer release. It had a fine cast, a workable script, excellent cinematography and a fabulous musical score. It has already been mentioned (by just about every reviewer) that the "dinosaurs" were dressed-up lizards and they were......BUT, to an 8 year old kid seeing that film in the CinemaScope (widescreen) process in a single-screen theater (remember them?) in stereo and that marvelous-looking (when it was new) Deluxe color, not only were those "dressed-up lizards" dinosaurs, but the whole thing was a "boys-adventure-come-true." And it was all wrapped up in about 97 minutes. I would LOVE to see this film released to home-video DVD in it's proper aspect-ratio and 4-track stereo sound. Be honest with yourselves now, all you armchair-critics, would you REALLY rather see "Jurassic Park" which, in the end, only had CGI dinosaurs going for it (it was really quite boring wasn't it?) or a "Lost World" which makes no pretentious political statements and just says to the viewer (to quote Sir Arthur) "I have wrought my simple plan, if I give one hour of joy, to the boy who's half a man, or the man who's half a boy." "Lost World" is a wonderful film which doesn't deserve the bad rap that it's gotten.


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