The Lost World Overview:

The Lost World (1925) was a Adventure - Fantasy Film directed by Harry O. Hoyt .

The Lost World was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1998.

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Monsters and Matinees: Exploring the cinematic roads to ‘The Lost World’

By Toni Ruberto on Aug 14, 2022 From Classic Movie Hub Blog

Meet Professor George Edward Challenger, a clever and gruff man with an adventurous spirit but impossible behavior. He lives up to his name by being a challenge to everyone he meets while also issuing challenges to colleagues and foes. He?s a meaty character who is a ?full-charged battery of forc... Read full article


Dell Movie Classics: The Lost World ( 1960 )

By The Metzinger Sisters on May 21, 2022 From Silver Scenes - A Blog for Classic Film Lovers

In the 1950s, Dell Comics launched a fantastic movie tie-in series that featured comic books of current hit films. The majority of the titles they chose for this series were aimed at children, so Walt Disney titles often graced the cover of their comics, but also a good number of action and adventur... Read full article


A New Edition of the Seminal Noir Classic, Dark City: The Lost World of Film Noir

By The Lady Eve on Sep 13, 2021 From Lady Eve's Reel Life

Eddie Muller's Original Noir Bible in an Updated and Expanded Edition Eddie MullerBefore he was film noir's czar and long before he was a TCM host, Eddie Muller made a decision to take a leap and, as mythologist Joseph Campbell would've put it, follow his bliss. Muller had been a writer with a 16-ye... Read full article


Throwback Thursday – The Lost World (1925)

By Michael on May 24, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

Between this blog and my previous one, Professor Damian’s Public Domain Treasure Chest, I’ve been writing about movies for quite a while now. Because of that, there are a lot of posts that have simply gotten lost to the mists of time. So, I figured I’d use the idea of “Throwb... Read full article


THE LOST WORLD (1925) On Blu-ray From Flicker Alley

By Dan Day Jr. on Oct 7, 2017 From The Hitless Wonder Movie Blog

The 1925 silent movie THE LOST WORLD is one of the most important and influential fantastic films ever made. This adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's famed novel about the discovery of dinosaurs on a remote plateau near the Amazon set the template for almost all giant monster stories to follow. The o... Read full article


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Prof. Challenger: [title card] And I'm not here tonight to defend my statements - - but to demand that a committee be formed to go back to the Lost World with me -...


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This film was such a success that there were plans to do a sound remake. In possible preparation for this, Aileen Rothacker reached an agreement with First National to withdraw the film from distribution. First National was to destroy all release prints and the foreign negative but the domestic negative was to be retained. It is not known if the original negatives decomposed or if they were mistakenly disposed of.
The strange, spiky Triceratops-like dinosaur was based on Charles R. Knight's famous painting of Agathaumas. Nowadays, scientists argue that such a dinosaur even existed. The painting itself was based on very fragmentary fossil remains, thus many features of the animal were purely speculative guesses.
When the explorers return to London, there is a shot of the London Pavilion with a flashing sign advertising a showing of The Sea Hawk, a movie in which two of the film's stars, Wallace Beery and Lloyd Hughes, had also appeared.
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The Lost World

Released 1925
Inducted 1998
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