Explorer Professor Challenger is taking quite a beating in the London press thanks to his claim that living dinosaurs exist in the far reaches of the Amazon. Newspaper reporter Edward Malone learns that this claim originates from a diary given to him by fellow explorer Maple White’s daughter, Paula. Malone’s paper funds an expedition to rescue Maple White, who has been marooned at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, and others, the group goes to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by pre-historic creatures, one of which they even manage to bring back to London with them. –IMDb
A film that could've potentially impressed me, this adventure film lacks an adventurous story. The SFX were crude for its time but ultimately impressed & was the best part of the film. But the lack of wonder, Love's many closeups, the pointless Ape Man, & Beery's cranky performance makes this a letdown. A few laughs are had in the allosaurus' & their insatiable appetite.
'2000 restoration' The 1925 original after being shown in terribly edited versions for years was restored to proper length in this version. Still holds up on its own as adventure story and as inspiration for the filmmakers who would come later especially 'King Kong' eight years later and the work of Ray Harryhousen down the line. Sure the effects are quaint now but put in context quite extraordinary.
This superb new UK poster for Paddy Considine’s Sundance award-winning Tyrannosaur is by screenprint artist and gig poster designer Dan