The Lost World

The Lost World

Director: William Dowling, Harry Hoyt Cast: Bessie Love
Bessie Love
, Lloyd Hughes
Lloyd Hughes
William Dowling, Harry Hoyt,
The Lost World

The Lost World

Director: William Dowling, Harry Hoyt Cast: Bessie Love
Bessie Love
, Lloyd Hughes
Lloyd Hughes
William Dowling, Harry Hoyt,


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This adventure virtually butchers its source, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel. But with stop-motion photography and special effects that were incredibly innovative in 1924 and 1925, who cared? These effects were the whole film, and Wallace Beery's inspired performance was a bonus. The tale opens on reporter Edward Malone (Lloyd Hughes), who wants to marry Gladys Hungerford (Alma Bennett). Gladys, however, only wants to marry a man of great deeds. So Malone, having asked his editor for an adventuresome assignment, is given the task of interviewing Professor Challenger (Beery), who is planning an expedition to a "lost world." Malone accompanies Challenger and his men to South America where, on a great plateau, they find a prehistoric world occupied by dinosaurs and ape-like men. They barely escape with their lives, but they manage to bring a brontosaurus back to London. The beast breaks out and terrorizes the city before crashing through the London bridge and swimming out toward the ocean to freedom. In the midst of all this, Malone has fallen in love with Paula White, the daughter of an explorer (Bessie Love). Since Gladys, it turns out, has married a clerk, Malone is able to wed his new sweetheart.

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Product Details

Release Date: 09/19/2017
UPC: 0617311685392
Original Release: 1925
Rating: NR
Source: Flicker Alley
Region Code: ABC
Time: 1:50:00
Sales rank: 19,357

Special Features

Audio Commentary: Feature-length Audio Essay by Nicolas Ciccone, amateur filmmaker and film historian; Deleted Scenes: Restored outtakes from a 1925 original nitrate transfer of The Lost World; R.F.D. 10,000 B.C. (1917): Short film directed by Willis O'Brien for Producer Thomas Edison; The Ghost of Slumber Mountain (1918): Short film written and directed by Willis O'Brien in a new 2k restoration by the Dinosaur Museum; Creation (1930): Unfinished film Directed by Willis O'Brien that nonetheless convinced Merian C. Cooper to hire O'Brien for King Kong; Image Gallery: Featuring original production, exhibition, and promotional materials; Booklet Essay: "The Lost World: Secrets of the Restoration" by Serge Bromberg of Lobster Films

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Bessie Love Paula White
Lloyd Hughes Edward J Malone
Wallace Beery Prof. Challenger
Arthur Hoyt Prof. Summerlee
Margaret McWade Mrs. Challenger
Frank Finch Smiles Austin, Challenger's Butler
Jules Cowles Zambo
Bull Montana Ape Man
George Bunny Colin McArdle
Alma Bennett Gladys Hungeford
Virginia Brown Faire Marquette
Lewis Stone Sir John Roxton
Charles Wellesley Maj. Hibbard
Robert Israel Conductor

Technical Credits
William Dowling Director
Harry Hoyt Director
Serge Bromberg Producer
Arthur Edeson Cinematographer
Marion Fairfax Screenwriter
Robert Israel Score Composer
Carl Laemmle Producer
George McGuire Editor
Milton Menasco Set Decoration/Design
David Shepard Producer

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