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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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Suddenly, in the mysterious heart of the Amazon, you see the death-battle of the Jurassic dinosaurs! 70-foot brontosaurus goes wild! Tyrannosaurus hatches baby monster! Sea-serpent of the lava lake appears from the depths! Flesh-eating vegetable traps explorers! Spiders that stalk human victims! See more »


Certificate:

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Details

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 »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,515,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$5,450,000, 31 December 1960
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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

The helicopter that lands on the plateau is one of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw series of machines (also known as a S-55). See more »

Goofs

When Gomez walks out into the jungle to scout around, he's suddenly heard calling out for help - but he's still seen walking calmly in the distance, unharmed and clearly not calling out at all. See more »

Quotes

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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Version of The Lost World (1998) See more »

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Entertaining As A Child
13 November 2004 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This film was shown a couple of times in the " Saturday Night At The Movies " slot on BBC 1 in the early 1970s and being a young child at the time I enjoyed it immensely . Come on lads if you're six years old any movie featuring dinosaurs in the present day is a movie highlight

It goes without saying that my enthusiasim for THE LOST WORLD has waned in later life . It has a totally B movie quality to it and is rather unsophisticated . There is still some amusement to be had at the special effects . Nowadays thanks to the power of technology we can watch convincing dinosaurs thudding around but in the 1960s we had to put up with actors standing in front of some back projection pretending they're frightened of a couple of giant lizards with massive fins stuck on them . Oh well at least the cheese factor means it's more entertaining than JURASSIC PARK: THE LOST WORLD


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