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The Lost World Details


Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's story of an expedition to a remote plateau rumored to be the home of prehistoric beasts, already the basis of a 1925 sci-fi classic, is again brought to the screen in Irwin Allen's lesser version. Claude Rains stars as Professor Challenger, who leads a team of fellow scientists and adventurers deep into the Amazon jungle. The team must battle unforgiving jungle conditions before arriving at the isolated plateau that is their final destination. There they discover a strange group of prehistoric beasts and unexpectedly find themselves in a fight for survival. While the 1925 Harry Hoyt version is still considered noteworthy for its ground-breaking stop-motion effects, Allen relies on enlarged footage of modern-day animals dressed up as their prehistoric counterparts, a technique that has aged less gracefully. ~ Judd Blaise, Rovi


Michael Rennie
as Lord John Roxton
Jill St. John
as Jennifer Holmes
David Hedison
as Ed Malone
Claude Rains
as George Edward Challenger
Fernando Lamas
as Manuel Gomez
Richard Haydn
as Professor Walter Summerlee
Ray Stricklyn
as David Holmes
Jay Novello
as Costa
Ian Wolfe
as Burton White
Colin Campbell
as Prof. Waldron
Vitina Marcus
as Native Girl
Colin Campbell
as Prof. Waldron


Irwin Allen
Irwin Allen
Irwin Allen
Charles Bennett
Winton Hoch
Bert Shefter
Composer (Music Score)
Paul Sawtell
Composer (Music Score)
Duncan Cramer
Art Director
Joseph Kish
Set Designer
Walter Scott
Set Designer
John Sturtevant
Set Designer
Paul Zastupnevich
Costume Designer