The Lost World
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This adventure virtually butchers its source, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel. But with stop-motion photography and special effects that were incredibly innovative in 1924 and 1925, who cared? These effects were the whole film, and Wallace Beery's inspired performance was a bonus. The tale opens on reporter Edward Malone (Lloyd Hughes), who wants to marry Gladys Hungerford (Alma Bennett). Gladys, however, only wants to marry a man of great deeds. So Malone, having asked his editor for an adventuresome assignment, is given the task of interviewing Professor Challenger (Beery),… More
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"It built the mold for much of what came afterward, and those of us who enjoy fantastical films have much to thank it and Willis O'Brien for."
‑ Mark Bourne, DVDJournal.com
"The tremendous special effects of Willis O'Brien, who later did the same for King Kong, make this film essential viewing for film historians."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Highly entertaining, if somewhat clumsy, silent special effects film."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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