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Missed It Again
Back in the fabulous 50's when nothing much important was happening on TV, this was played in the N.Y. area quite frequently. I remember watching it over and over at a very young age, way before I was really old enough to understand not only what was going on with the movie, but what was going on around me. Accumulatively, after watching it over time and aging a bit. I finally got it. This is a great movie. Not just because of my personal nostalgia for it, but because of the message. Well done in all aspects given, as I recall it is a sound movie, without dialog. The special effects are amazing, and not just for the "lizard" dinosaurs. The volcano and lava scenes are very effective. I say as I recall, because I found out that this was playing today, after it was on. I haven't seen it in years and I would have liked to tape it. Don't confuse this with the 1960's remake which is a total waste of time.
Boy Meets Girl Caveman Style(1940)
Tumak(Victor Mature) wanders from the Rock tribe(harsh people) to the lush valley of the Shell tribe(nice people), where he steals a spear to defend soon to be girl friend Loana(Carole Landis)...Even in the old times stealing not a good thing and he is banished,(boo hoo). But not to worry due to the anachronistic Dinosaruses wandering the premises, they are reunited. Even a volcano. Hard to watch Mature "ugh" his way through this er, adventure across time periods.3 stars out of 5. Have fun.
One Million BC
- Carmen Santiago
This is an excellent and exciting movie. I cannot understand the 2.5 rating. It should be at lest 3 stars, if not 3.5.Sometimes they rate movies 4 stars and I would rate it 2 stars so no matter how important these people who rate movies you cannot go by them.
A political parable and great film score
I really enjoyed this movie as a kid. As an adult I notice that it is in part a parable about western liberal democracy (the sensitive, cultivated Shell People) vs. fascism (the brutal Rock People. After all, the film was made in 1940, with Hitler and Mussolini already at war with the rest of Europe. The film is also notable for its romantic music score, which I believe was nominated for an Academy Award. I have some knowledge of classical music, and think that the composer was strongly influenced by the music of Anton Bruckner.
One Million B. C.
- K. Wong
This movie made an unforgettable impression on me when I first saw it when it was shown at the movies. I must have been 12 or 13 years old at the time. I thought Victor Mature and Carole Landis and the rest of the of the cast gave an incredible performance. I recently acquire VHS format of this film but the clarity and definition of the film was poor. Recently, each time ACTMXE announced this it but showed One Million Years B. C. with Raquel Welch made in 1967.
A great 'suspenseful' movie
Loved the movie when I first saw it around 8-10 yrs of age. Saw it several times whenever I found out it was playing. Tried to get a copy over the years but was unsuccessful. Maybe if I can catch it from the beginning, I'll make a tape for my own use to play whenever.
One Million BC
- Philip Fischetti
I believe this Movie was the first for actor Victor Mature.I think for it's time it was amazing, and as i young kid i remembered how i enjoyed it,although it scared me some.I would rate it as a classic along withKing Kong.I have looked for this moviefor quite some time and found a copy on Ebay,that i bought.
One Million BC
This original One Million BC was a great movie and the special effects in 1940 really was pretty good.Would like to see it starring Victor Mature, Lon Chaney Jr & others. Can Turner Classic movies show this? Hope so.