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One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 21 February 1967 (USA)
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Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Loana
... Tumak
... Sakana
... Akhoba
... Nupondi
Jean Wladon ... Ahot
Lisa Thomas ... Sura
Malya Nappi ... Tohana
Richard James ... Young Rock Man
William Lyon Brown ... Payto
Frank Hayden ... 1st Rock Man
Terence Maidment ... 1st Shell Man
Micky De Rauch ... 1st Shell Girl
... Ullah
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Storyline

Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple. Written by Jim Cobb

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Adventure | Fantasy

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21 February 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Un millón de años A.C.  »

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Budget:

£422,816 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,000,000, 31 December 1966
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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Ray Harryhausen used his "Dynamation" effects technique in this film, but because producer Charles H. Schneer owned the brand name, Hammer could not use it in their marketing. However, producer Michael Carreras wanted to come-up with a similar-sounding name for the process. After originally planning on shooting the movie in Panavision (which Harryhausen objected to, as he, director Don Chaffey and cameraman Wilkie Cooper preferred the regular spherical process favored by Ray), Carreras, Hammer and 20th Century-Fox attempted an amalgamation of the Panavision and Dynamation brand names into a new one, "Giant Panamation". However, the "Giant Panamation" name was dropped when the Panavision company objected to it. Some early press material did, however, use the name. See more »

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In the sunlight, the women's hair is soft and shiny with obvious professional haircut. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional. See more »

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Stop motion animation and the Lady Schick.
16 October 2000 | by See all my reviews

Ray Harryhausens work is unparalleled and is once again to be admired in this film. I was intrigued that the first thing hygiene wise that humans (at least women) must have come up with was shaving. The females in this movie are all clean shaven in places where women traditionally have kept themselves clean shaven. The men obviously weren't going to learn this art until some time later. Nonetheless this motion picture is one of those that never gets tired with repeated viewings.


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