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The Lost World (1925)

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Director:

Harry O. Hoyt

Writers:

Arthur Conan Doyle (based upon the 1912 novel by), Marion Fairfax (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bessie Love ... Paula White (as Miss Bessie Love)
Lewis Stone ... Sir John Roxton (as Mr. Lewis Stone)
Wallace Beery ... Prof. Challenger (as Mr. Wallace Beery)
Lloyd Hughes ... Ed Malone (as Mr. Lloyd Hughes)
Alma Bennett ... Gladys Hungerford (as Miss Alma Bennett)
Arthur Hoyt ... Prof. Summerlee (as Mr. Arthur Hoyt)
Margaret McWade ... Mrs. Challenger (as Miss Margaret McWade)
Bull Montana ... Ape-man (as Mr. Bull Montana)
Frank Finch Smiles Frank Finch Smiles ... Austin (as Mr. Finch Smiles)
Jules Cowles ... Zambo (as Mr. Jules Cowles)
George Bunny George Bunny ... Colin McArdle (as Mr. George Bunny)
Charles Wellesley Charles Wellesley ... Maj. Hibbard (as Mr. Charles Wellsley)
Jocko the Monkey Jocko the Monkey ... Jocko - the Monkey (as Jocko)
Arthur Conan Doyle ... Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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Storyline

A expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Trivia

On Feb 4, 1926, this film was chosen by the German Air Service to be the country's first in-flight movie ever. See more »

Goofs

The Plateau in the film has been described as a world that is "cut off from evolutionary development." If that were true then dinosaurs from different eras would not be in the same place, nor would there be any ape-men or humanoids. See more »

Quotes

Title Card: [first title card] In the office of the London Record Journal.
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Alternate Versions

In 2005 Best Entertaintment AG issued a German dubbed version (without titles), running about 80 minutes, on DVD. It is also available separately on some DVD compilations. See more »

Connections

Featured in Muppet Babies: Out-of-This-World-History (1985) See more »

Soundtracks

The Lost World
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by Rudolf Friml
Lyrics by Harry B. Smith
Published in connection with the movie
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User Reviews

 
Historically entertaining movie
4 December 2002 | by duce122See all my reviews

The Lost World (1925) D: Harry O. Hoyt. Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt, Margaret McWade. The special effects film of its time, a story based on the novel by Arthur Conan Doyle about an expedition to a lost world where dinosaurs rule. The version I watched was the most complete (running 93 minutes). Being a silent film, the actual plot is hard to follow but the special effects are terrific for a 77-year-old dinosaur movie. The most complete version was compiled from 8 different sources; that probably explains why the film seems very choppy and incomplete. All in all, a historically entertaining movie and certainly recommended to silent film buffs. RATING: 7 out of 10. Not rated.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

22 June 1925 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$1,194,450

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,834,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(1991 alternate) | (2000 alternate) | (Kodascope Version) | (original) | (1998 George Eastman House Restoration) | (2016 Serge Bromberg's Lobster Films restoration)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (hand-colored)| Color (tinted and toned)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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