The Lost World

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Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

  1. Irwin Allen

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Arthur Conan Doyle


  3. Charles Bennett


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  1. Michael Rennie

    Michael Rennie

    Lord John Roxton

  2. Jill St. John

    Jill St. John

    Jennifer Holmes

  3. David Hedison

    David Hedison

    Ed Malone

  4. Claude Rains

    Claude Rains

    Prof. George Edward Challenger

  5. Fernando Lamas

    Fernando Lamas

    Manuel Gomez

  6. Richard Haydn

    Richard Haydn

    Prof. Summerlee

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 37m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • July 13, 1960



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Irwin Allen asks us politely to get lost in his world.

The Lost World is directed and produced by Irwin Allen, who also co-adapts the screenplay with Charles Bennett from the novel written by Arthur Conan Doyle. It stars Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, Claude Rains, David Hedison, Fernando Lamas and Richard Haydn. A CinemaScope production in De Luxe Color, music is by Paul Sawtell & Bert Shefter and cinematography by Winton C. Hoch.

A loose adaptation of Doyle's novel, this version was the first talkie to surface after the silent original back in 1925. The story pitches a diverse group of... read the rest.

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