The Lost World

Synopsis: 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.
Director(s): Harry O. Hoyt
Production: eRealBiz
  1 win & 1 nomination.
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106 min

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's

Stupendous Story of

Adventure And Romance


In the office of the

London Record Journal.

I want your legal advice.

Profesor Challenger threatens to sue my paper

for doubting his yarn about live dinosaurs.

I believe Challenger is insane!

He nearly killed three reporters

I sent to interview him today!

Mr. McArdle, couldn't you send

me on a dangerous assignment?

All I need is an opportunity -

Have you been interviewing

Challenger, Malone?

Don't apologize - hurry over to Zoological

Hall and cover Challenger's lecture.

Reporters are barred

- but get in!

There's Sir John Roxton

- famous hunter and explorer.

He's here to check up on

Challenger's cock-and-bull story.

Well, Malone, we're in for

a lively session tonight.

- the students are out in

force to heckle old Challenger.

Challenger has made himself a public laughing

- stock by his tale about live dinosaurs!

What can he hope to gain

by such lies?

The back country of the Amazon contains over

fifty thousand miles of unexplored water-ways.

Who can say what may be living

in that jungle - as vast as all Europe?

Reporters are barred- if I show my press pass

I'll get kicked out. I wonder if you -

Gladly - I'll take you

in on my pass.

That's profesor Summerlee,

the eminent coleopterist.

- owing to lack of proofs, this Society cannot

sponsor Profesor Challenger's statements,

but is glad to afford him this opportunity to

state his case, and, we trust, clear his name.

Bring on your mastodons!

Bring on your mammoths!

I will - if any of you spineless worms

are brave enough to go back with me

into the trackless jungles where these monsters live!

I told you old Challenger

is sincere!

And I'm not here tonight

to defend my statements -

but to demand that a committee be formed

to go back to the Lost World with me -

I am sixty-seven years of age - but,

because I think you are a liar and a fraud -

I accept your challenge, sir!

I'm neither a student nor a scientist

- but I'd like to be counted in on this!

My friend, Sir John Roxton!


Your record as a hunter of big game will

add weight to your testimony - if we return!

Professor Challenger,

I'd like to go on this expedition!

Probably the brain of a child

- but the body of an athlete.


What is your name?

Edward E. Malone -

And your occupation?

I- I'm a-a-er-a reporter, sir.

London Record Journal.

Take me home

- I've had enough of this!

Eleven Enmore Park,

Kensington, West!

Professor Challenger, I've

got to go on this expedition!

The girl I'm engaged to won't

marry me until I've faced death or -

This man attacked me!

Do you give him in charge, sir?

No. I was to blame.

I intruded upon him.

Now, sir, can't we talk

this expedition over sanely?

Sir John Roxton

is a friend of mine-

Why didn't you mention

that before?

Sit down!


Tell Miss White I wish

to see her at once!

Have you shown Malone - the diary?

Miss Paula White - daughter of poor Maple White -

the unfortunate explorer whose notebook you hold in your hands.

Miss White was her

father's trained assistant.

She will tell you

why she came to me.

I was in camp with jungle fever when my father

went up to explore that terrible plateau.

Carnivorous beast Allosaurus.

Evidently already almost externet

even lea for I saw few of they.

A Living Brontosaurus.

You mean that you actually saw living descendants of these monsters

that are supposed to have been dead for millions of years?

Yes, they were tremendous

in size and ferocity.

Our bearers were so terrified they deserted

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Marion Fairfax

Marion Fairfax (October 24, 1875 – October 2, 1970) was an American screenwriter and playwright. Born as Marion Neiswanger in Richmond, Virginia, After she graduated from Chicago's South Division High School, she enrolled in Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She was married to actor Tully Marshall for forty-three years. Fairfax worked as a company director, director, editor, editorial director, playwright, producer, screenwriter and theatre actress. more…

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