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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.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Lord John Roxton
... Jennifer Holmes (as Jill St.John)
... Ed Malone
... Prof. George Edward Challenger
... Manuel Gomez
... Prof. Summerlee
... David Holmes
... Costa
... Native Girl
... Burton White
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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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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World  »

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Trivia

Director Irwin Allen wanted to use stop-motion dinosaurs for this film, but due to budget reasons he had to use lizards - mainly monitor lizards - as dinosaurs. Plastic horns and spikes were attached to them to make them look more like dinosaurs. 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 »

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[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.
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Entertaining As A Child
13 November 2004 | by See 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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