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The boisterous, arrogant professor Challenger, a reputed biologist and anthropologist, dares the London Zoological Society to mount an expedition to verify his spectacular claim, without physical proof, that his previous expedition to the Amazonian basin found live dinosaurs. Apart from him and his 'socialite' counterpart, professor Summerlee, it consists of experienced discoverer Lord Roxbury, the young reporter Ed Malone -who got publicly struck down with Challenger's umbrella at his arrival- and Jennifer Holmes, Malone's news agency's boss's daughter, essentially as conditions for putting up the money. In Brazil they are joined by Jennifer's brother David and local 'guide' Manuel Gomez. They soon discover the dinosaurs are real and dangerous, like giant spiders, but loose their helicopter and thus are desperate for a way down from the isolated plateau. They learn Roxbury knew about the fate of Burton White, an explorer whose diary they find, thus presume to be dead, in search of diamonds, and confirmation of the local tribe being the lethal guardians of the plateau's secrets, but also get surprising help...
In the middle of the twentieth century, you fall off the brink of time!
Also Known As:
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World
Title: Lost World, The
Release Date: July 13, 1960
Runtime: 97 mins
All Genres: Adventure, Sci-Fi
Sound: Mono, 4-Track Stereo
IMDB Rating: 5.2
Buried.com Rating: 6.2 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With L
MPAA Rating: Approved
Michael Rennie ...Lord John Roxton
Jill St. John ...Jennifer Holmes (as Jill St.John)
David Hedison ...Ed Malone
Claude Rains ...Professor George Edward Challenger
Fernando Lamas ...Manuel Gomez
Richard Haydn ...Professor Summerlee
Ray Stricklyn ...David Holmes
Jay Novello ...Costa
Vitina Marcus ...Native Girl
Ian Wolfe ...Burton White
Ross Brown ...Airport Attendant
Colin Campbell ...Prof. Waldron
Fred Cavens ...French Member of Zoological Institute Forum
Larry Chance ...Indian chief
Phyllis Coghlan ...British member of Zoological Institute Forum
Alex Denaszody ...German Member of Zoological Institute Forum
Anne Dore ...Member of Zoological Institute Forum
Alex Finlayson ...Reporter
Bess Flowers ...Guest at Zoological Institute Forum
Peter Fontaine ...Airport Attendant
Don Forbes ...TV announcer
John Graham ...Stuart Holmes
Sam Harris ...Man at Airport / Guest at Zoological Institute...
Ivo Henderson ...British Member of Zoological Institute Forum
Stuart Holmes ...Zoological Institute Professor on Stage
Kenner G. Kemp ...Guest at Zoological Institute Forum
Harold Miller ...Guest at Zoological Forum
George Pelling ...Reporter
Ruggero Romor ...Italian Member of Zoological Institute Forum
Brian Roper ...British Member of Zoological Institute Forum
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Arthur Conan Doyle
More Movie Taglines:
- In the middle of the twentieth century, you fall off the brink of time!
- The Story Of A World That Lives Today Exactly As It Did At The Dawn Of Time
- 150,000,000 Years Ago or Today?
- Suddenly, in the mysterious heart of the Amazon, you see the death-battle of the Jurassic dinosaurs! 70-foot brontosaurus goes wild! Tyrannosaurus hatches baby monster! Sea-serpent of the lava lake appears from the depths! Flesh-eating vegetable traps explorers! Spiders that stalk human victims!
- Lord John Roxton: The best title for a woman is still "Mrs!".
Lord John Roxton: The best title for a woman is still "Mrs"!
Professor George Edward Challenger: [to the people at the Zoological Institute] Live dinosaurs!
Ed Malone: [after the "brontosaurus" had destroyed the helicopter] My radio's gone with it. That's the last of my wire stories, the end of outside contact. Costa: The End of us.
Professor George Edward Challenger: [They have arrived on the plateu] A great moment in history.
- Irwin Allen used real-life lizards (mainly monitor lizards) to portray the dinosaurs. Horns and spikes were attached to the lizards to make them look a bit like more like dinosaurs.
Apparently, Director Irwin Allen wanted to use stop-motion dinosaurs for this film, but due to budget reasons he had to use the lizards as dinosaurs.
The helicopter that lands on the plateau is one of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw series of machines (also known as a S-55).
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