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The People That Time Forgot (1977)

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

Writers:

Edgar Rice Burroughs (based upon "The People That Time Forgot" by), Patrick Tilley (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Patrick Wayne ... Ben McBride
Doug McClure ... Bowen Tyler
Sarah Douglas ... Charly
Dana Gillespie ... Ajor
Thorley Walters ... Norfolk
Shane Rimmer ... Hogan
Tony Britton Tony Britton ... Captain Lawton
John Hallam ... Chung-Sha
David Prowse ... Executioner (as Dave Prowse)
Milton Reid ... Sabbala
Kiran Shah ... Bolum
Richard LeParmentier ... Lt. Whitby (as Richard Parmentier)
Jimmy Ray Jimmy Ray ... Lt. Graham
Tony McHale ... Telegraphist
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Storyline

A sequel to The Land That Time Forgot. Major Ben McBride organises a mission to the Antarctic wastes to search for his friend (Doug McClure) who has been missing in the region for several years. McBride's party find themselves in a world populated by primitive warriors and terrifying prehistoric creatures, all of whom they must evade in order to get back safely to their ship. Written by Jonathon Dabell <BC602070@pixie.ntu.ac.uk>

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The 7th continent - A lost world shut off by a wall of ice, roamed by beasts unknown to science, ruled by men lost to history, doomed to vanish in a chaos of leaping flames! See more »


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Official Sites:

MGM Studios [United States]

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1977 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

O Mundo que o Tempo Esqueceu See more »

Filming Locations:

Avon Lake, Scotland, UK See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Paintings by Frank Frazetta appear in the film either as murals on walls or as the inspiration for tableaux performed by the characters. See more »

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When Ben McBride (Patrick Wayne) fires rifle shots in the air to scare off the T-Rex, at one point as he is levering the rifle's action and firing, a second phantom shot is heard in rapid succession to another shot with no lever action sound. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charly: Okay, hold it.
[Charly takes a picture of the Amphib's crew]
Ben McBride: Is it all right if we get back to work now?
Charly: Thanks awfully. Sorry to be such a bore.
Lt. Graham: Not at all, Lady Charlotte. It's rather fun.
Lt. Whitby: Ahem. Mr. Graham.
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Follows The Land That Time Forgot (1974) See more »

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Ajor, Ajor, Ajor, Ajor, Ajor (Dana Gillespie in a cavegirl outfit!)
11 March 2014 | by WuchakkSee all my reviews

"The PEOPLE That Time Forgot" is the much inferior 1977 sequel to "The Land That Time Forgot" from 1975. The basic plot is essentially identical to "Beneath the Planet of the Apes," albeit far less serious.

An expedition (including Patrick Wayne and Sarah Douglas) goes to the savage arctic hidden land of Caprona to find Bowen Tyler (Doug McClure). There they run into fairly cheesy prehistoric creatures and a ravishing cavewoman named Ajor (Dana Gillespie). She leads them to the Mountain of the Skull wherein Tyler is held captive by a hostile neanderthal-like tribe dressed in cool samurai apparel.

WHAT WORKS: The Spanish locations are outstanding, as are the costumes and many of the life-size sets and opticals. The story moves along pretty quickly (the flick's only 90 minutes long). Patrick Wayne and Doug McClure are Great and Dana Gillespie is awe-inspiring in her skimpy cavegirl outfit, in fact, in my opinion Dana blows the more popular Raquel Welch in "One Million Years BC" out of the water (Raquel is a bit too thin to my tastes; Dana has far better curves).

WHAT DOESN'T WORK: The story is less serious than "The Land That Time Forgot" (i.e. campier) and not nearly as compelling; in other words, don't expect for a second to be enraptured by the story. The miniature sets are too-obviously unreal and the creature F/X are only mediocre-to-poor (for the time period).

FINAL ANALYSIS: If you're into these types of Edgar Rice Burroughs adventures, "People" is certainly worth having in your video library. It's nothing exceptional or captivating, but it's certainly fun, light and brisk. And catching the voluptuous Dana Gillespie at the height of her physical beauty is a must. Lastly, it's far, far better than the ridiculously awful "At the Earth's Core."

GRADE: C+


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