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The Lost World (June 22, 1925)

Arthur Conan Doyle's The Lost World

Released on June 22, 1925: (running time 68 inutes) A professor, his daughter and a brash newspaper reporter set off in search of a place where dinosaurs and other pre-historic creatures still roam.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt

The Actors: Bessie Love (Miss Paula White), Lewis Stone (Sir John Roxton), Wallace Beery (Professor Challenger), Arthur Conan Doyle (himself), Lloyd Hughes (Edward E. Malone), Alma Bennett (Gladys Hungerford), Arthur Hoyt (Professor Summerlee), Margaret McWade (Mrs. Challenger), Bill Montana (the ape man), Frank Finch Smiles (Professor Challengers' butler, Austin), Jules Cowles (Roxton's servant, Zambo), George Bunny (Colin McArdle), Charles Wellesley (Major Hibbard), Virginia Brown Faire (Marquette the half-caste girl), Holmes Herbert (the angry man at the meeting), Nelson McDowell (the lawyer advising the editor), Gilbert Roland (extra), Leo White (Percy Potts).


1925 . . . ahh, what a year. Movies were maturing, even though it would be two years before sound was added. In May John Scopes, a schoolteacher in Dayton, Tennessee was arrested for teaching the theory of evolution, and a month later, Arthur Conan Doyle's famous 'The Lost World,' about pre-historic dinosaurs in the wilderness of the South American Amazon hit theaters and became one of the top ten grossing films of the year. You know Arthur Conan Doyle as the author of the Sherlock Holmes classics, but he also wrote some great science-fiction, including this famous story.

If you have never watched a movie without talking yet, this is a great one to cut your teeth on. You know Lewis Stone as the father/Judge in the Andy Hardy movies like "Love Laughs at Andy Hardy." And the famous author, Arthur Conan Doyle? He plays himself in this early flick, you get to actually meet the fellow on screen that is so famous - a rare thing for the early 1900's. So sit back, relax, and enjoy an hour of entertainment with only the voices in your head . . . .