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The Land That Time Forgot (1974)

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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Bowen Tyler
... Captain Von Schoenvorts
... Lisa Clayton
... Bradley
... Dietz
Godfrey James ... Borg
Bobby Parr ... Ahm
Declan Mulholland ... Olson
Colin Farrell ... Whiteley
Ben Howard ... Benson
... Plesser
... Sinclair
Ron Pember ... Jones
Grahame Mallard ... Deusett
Andrew Lodge ... Reuther
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After a German U-Boat sinks their ship, several survivors manage to take control of the boat. Bowen Tyler is the son of an American shipbuilder and Captain Bradley an experienced seaman. After several tussles with the German crew, they find themselves on a strange island. There they find a place where several stages of Earth's evolution co-exist at the same time. As a result several types of humans are found as well as prehistoric dinosaurs. There are also active volcanoes which all add up to a challenge to survive. Written by garykmcd

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13 August 1975 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Caprona - Das vergessene Land  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Doug McClure replaced Stuart Whitman. See more »

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When Dietz is fighting Olson with the burning log, in one shot the log is not burning and in the next it has re-ignited itself. See more »

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Bowen Tyler: [narrating] I do not expect anyone to believe the story that I am about to relate. It even seems incredible to me that all that I have passed through, all those weird and terrifying experiences, should have been encompassed within as short a span as three brief months. It must have been a little after 3 o'clock in the afternoon that it began - the afternoon of June 3rd, 1916.
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Radetzky March
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Music by Johann Strauss Sr.
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A film we have forgot?
7 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this film when I was a child, it had always stuck out in my mind and I was lucky enough to see it again recently.

Although the effects are not spectacular, they aren't terrible. In fact they are pretty good considering the era.

The characters are well written and likable, the dialogue is not over-complicated with technical terms but remains clever and enjoyable to follow.

A real empathy is established for the characters who find themselves in a seemingly fantastic but dangerous situation.

All in all I find the film enjoyable for anyone to watch and recommend it highly.


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