The Lost World

The Lost World

Irwin Allen (1960)

92min
A Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Long before Steven Spielberg and Michael Crichton got there, the "master of disaster" Irwin Allen had already transported audiences to a lost world, author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's South American plateau forgotten by time. In one of his later roles, Claude Rains leads the cast of lesser stars on an Amazonian expedition where they confront a host of magnified pet-shop lizards with plastic fins in this glossy, if conventionally plotted, fantasy adventure containing intermittent thrills. Clips from this would be a mainstay of Allen's out-of-this-world TV series for years to come.

Summary

An egocentric professor leads an expedition on a journey into the Amazon on a mission to prove his theory that dinosaurs still survive there. On arrival, they find the prehistoric beasts are all too real - and only one of the dangers they face. Fantasy adventure, based on Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel, starring Claude Rains, Michael Rennie and Jill St John.

Cast & Crew

Lord Roxton Michael Rennie
Jennifer Holmes Jill St John
Ed Malone David Hedison
Professor Challenger Claude Rains
Gomez Fernando Lamas
Professor Summerlee Richard Haydn
David Ray Stricklyn
Costa Jay Novello
Native Girl Vitina Marcus
Burton White Ian Wolfe
Director Irwin Allen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: Blu-ray
Drama