“The Lost World” (1925)

Based on Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional masterpiece, this film features pioneering stop motion special effects. Featuring live accompaniment on the mighty Wurlitzer organ! 

Due to his recent outlandish claims that dinosaurs still exist in the far reaches of the Amazon, explorer and professor Challenger is the laughing stock of the London press. 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 stranded at the top of a high plateau. Joined by renowned hunter John Roxton, among others, the group travels to South America, where they do indeed find a plateau inhabited by prehistoric creatures.

Directors: Harry O. Hoyt
Writers: Marion Fairfax
Starring: Wallace Beery, Bessie Love, Lloyd Hughes
Duration: 106 min
Genre: Adventure, fantasy