The Land That Time Forgot


Dinosaurs and cavemen duke it out

Doug McClure’s Amicus debut was Kevin Connor’s The Land That Time Forgot, a faithful adap of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ yarn about an island where evolution has taken a nap while dinosaurs and cavemen duke it out.

The film retains intrigue in its WW1 setting – it’s as much U-boat adventure as creature feature – but soon becomes exactly what you expect from Z-grade matinee fluff. The dinosaurs are puppets (or polystyrene pterodactyls on wires), the lost world is a quarry, and McClure is every schoolboy’s idea of a lantern-jawed hero.

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