Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Lost World (1925)

Morning Party People!

Today's monster flick goes all the way back to 1925. The Lost World is considered a classic among classics. A silent movie adaption of Arthur Conan Doyle's  novel of the same name.

A wonderful watch. This was cutting edge for its time and I am sure the dinosaurs set people to wonder about the Earth's distant pass.

More info behind the cut!

The Lost World is a 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name. The movie was produced by First National Pictures, a large Hollywood studio at the time, and stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O'Brien (an invaluable warm up for his work on the original King Kong directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack). Writer Doyle appears in a frontspiece to the film. In 1998, the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.

Directed by Harry Hoyt

Produced by Jamie White (executive)
Earl Hudson (unc)

Written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (novel)
Marion Fairfax (screenplay)

Starring Bessie Love
Lewis Stone
Wallace Beery
Lloyd Hughes
Alma Bennett

Cinematography Arthur Edeson

Editing by George McGuire

Distributed by First National Pictures

Release date February 2, 1925 (USA)
June 22, 1925 (USA, wide release)

Running time 106 (original)

Country United States

Language Silent film

English inter titles

This film is in the Public Domain

E. Cross

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