5.5/10
3,049
66 user 45 critic

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)
Reviews

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Prime Video

ON DISC
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Certificate: Passed Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt
Stars: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Two rivaling professors, a journalist, a young wealthy woman, and a teenage boy travel through Africa in search of "The Lost World". A place where dinosaurs still roam.

Director: Timothy Bond
Stars: John Rhys-Davies, David Warner, Eric McCormack
Action | Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When the Earth is threatened by a burning Van Allen Radiation Belt, U.S. Navy Admiral Harriman Nelson plans to shoot a nuclear missile at the Belt, using his experimental atomic submarine, the Seaview.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Walter Pidgeon, Joan Fontaine, Barbara Eden
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A Greek Fisherman brings an Atlantean Princess back to her homeland which is the mythical city of Atlantis. He is enslaved for his trouble. The King is being manipulated by an evil sorcerer... See full summary »

Director: George Pal
Stars: Sal Ponti, Joyce Taylor, John Dall
The Lost World (TV Movie 2001)
Adventure | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An expedition leaves for the Amazon to prove the existence of dinosaurs.

Director: Stuart Orme
Stars: Bob Hoskins, James Fox, Tom Ward
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

During World War I, a German U-boat sinks a British ship and takes the survivors on board. After it takes a wrong turn, the submarine takes them to the unknown land of Caprona, where they find dinosaurs and neanderthals.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A Victorian era scientist and his assistant take a test run in their Iron Mole drilling machine and end up in a strange underground labyrinth ruled by a species of giant telepathic bird and full of prehistoric monsters and cavemen.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Doug McClure, Peter Cushing, Caroline Munro
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

In 1919, a British expedition in the Antarctica region is searching for a lost American explorer and finds a hidden prehistoric world instead.

Director: Kevin Connor
Stars: Patrick Wayne, Doug McClure, Sarah Douglas
Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Rocks from a meteor which grow when in contact with water threaten a sleepy Southwestern desert community.

Director: John Sherwood
Stars: Grant Williams, Lola Albright, Les Tremayne
Gorgo (1961)
Action | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Greedy sailors capture a giant lizard off the coast of Ireland and sell it to a London circus. Then its mother shows up.

Director: Eugène Lourié
Stars: Bill Travers, William Sylvester, Vincent Winter
Adventure | Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

In 1862, the British commission inventor Fergusson to claim uncharted land in West Africa for Britain by flying his giant hot air balloon there.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Red Buttons, Fabian, Barbara Eden
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A scientist discovers dinosaurs on a remote plateau in Mongolia.

Director: Bob Keen
Stars: Patrick Bergin, Jayne Heitmeyer, Julian Casey
Edit

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
Edit

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:

The Most Amazing of All Possible Worlds! See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

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 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Irwin Allen Productions See more »
Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

David Hedison was at the Warner Theatre in New York for the world premiere of "The Lost World". He was signing autographs and gave out free Lost World comic books to the children July 13, 1960. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Ed Malone and Jennifer Holmes meet up in the forest before the "Brontosaurus" chases them, Ed Malone says dialogue, but his mouth doesn't move. Also, Jennifer's mouth moves, but no dialogue comes out. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Professor George Edward Challenger: [watching the destruction from a distance] My Lost World. Lost forever.
Lord John Roxton: Now we'll never prove anything in London.
Professor George Edward Challenger: Oh, yes, we will. I thought this might help.
[reveals a dinosaur egg]
Lord John Roxton: One of the dinosaur eggs. Hardly worth the lives of all those men. But then nor were these.
[reveals a handful of diamonds]
Jennifer Holmes: Johnny! How'd you manage those?
Lord John Roxton: No fire monster's big enough to deprive you of a wedding gift.
Manuel Gomez: Well, "Mrs." is still the best title for a girl.
[...]
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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


14 of 24 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 66 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed