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Writer:
Michael Carreras (written by)
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Release Date:
1 September 1971 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Survival against all odds! See more »
Plot:
In prehistoric times two brothers (a more or less good one and a more or less bad one) fight each other for the leadership of their tribe. | Add synopsis »
User Reviews:
Highly Underrated! See more (8 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Julie Ege ... Nala - The Girl

Tony Bonner ... Toomak - The 'Fair' Boy

Robin John ... Rool - The 'Dark' Boy (as Robert John)
Brian O'Shaughnessy ... Mak - The Father
Sue Wilson ... Noo - The Mother

Rosalie Crutchley ... The Old Crone
Marcia Fox ... The Dumb Girl
Gerard Bonthuys ... Young Toomak
Hans Kiesouw ... Young Rool
Josje Kiesouw ... The Young Dumb Girl
Beverly Blake ... The Young Female Lover
Doon Baide ... The Young Male Lover
Don Leonard ... The Old Leader
Frank Hayden ... Zen - The Murderer
Rosita Moulan ... The Tribal Dancer
Fred Swart ... The Marauder Leader
Ken Hare ... The Leader of the Fair Tribe
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Audrey Allen ... Rock Mother
Debbie Aubrey-Smith ... Rock Girl
Samantha Bates ... Rock Girl
Joan Boshier ... Rock Widow
Vera P. Crosdale ... Old Rock Woman
Mike Dickman ... Rock Man
Christine Hudson ... Rock Woman in Fight
Trudy Inns ... Rock Girl
Mildred Johnston ... Old Rock Woman
Jose Manuel ... Rock Man
Tamsin Millard ... Rock Woman in Fight
Manuel Neto ... Rock Man
Lilian M. Nowag ... Old Rock Woman
Leo Payne ... The Old Tribal Artist
Jose Rozendo ... Rock Man
Mark Russell ... Rock Man
Cheryl Stewardson ... Rock Girl
Dick Swain ... Rock Man
Heinke Thater ... Rock Girl
Alwyn van der Merwe ... Rock Man
Derek Ward ... The Hunter

John Hollis ... Masked Attacker (uncredited)

Directed by
Don Chaffey 
 
Writing credits
Michael Carreras (written by)

Produced by
Michael Carreras .... producer
 
Original Music by
Mario Nascimbene 
 
Cinematography by
Vincent G. Cox (photographed by) (as Vincent Cox)
 
Film Editing by
Chris Barnes 
 
Casting by
James Liggat 
 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
 
Makeup Department
Jeanette Freeman .... hairdressing supervisor
Bill Lodge .... make-up supervisor
Colin Garde .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Jack Martin .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ferdinand Fairfax .... first assistant director
Simon Peterson .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Josie MacAvin .... assistant art director
Roy Taylor .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Ken Barker .... dubbing mixer
Roy Hyde .... sound editor
Terry Poulton .... sound editor
John Streeter .... sound recordist
Graham V. Hartstone .... re-recording mixer (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Sydney Pearson .... special effects (as Syd Pearson)
 
Stunts
Frank Hayden .... stunts
Bronco McLoughlin .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Albert Clark .... stills cameraman
Urnee Robinson .... camera operator (as Ernie Robinson)
Ray Sturgess .... second unit cameraman
Albert Clarke .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Rosemary Burrows .... wardrobe mistress
Roy Ponting .... wardrobe master
 
Music Department
Philip Martell .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Adrien Boshier .... technicial advisor
Uwe Schulz .... animal handler
Lorette Walder .... continuity (as Lolly Walder)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Criaturas olvidadas del mundo" - Mexico (imdb display title), Spain
"Criaturas que o Mundo Esqueceu" - Brazil (imdb display title)
"Genshi hito 100 man-nen" - Japan (imdb display title)
"Ilkel ask" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Istoty z zapomianego swiata" - Poland
"La lotta del sesso 6 milioni di anni fa" - Italy (imdb display title)
"O Mundo Esquecido" - Portugal (original subtitled version)
"Sex vor sechs Millionen Jahren" - West Germany
"Uga-uga - ihmishirviöiden maa" - Finland
"Violence et sexe aux temps préhistoriques" - France (imdb display title)
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Runtime:
92 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Sound System)
Certification:
Australia:A | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Portugal:M/12 (Forbidden to under 14yo) | UK:X (original rating) | UK:18 (video) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
Julie Ege had just given birth and was not feeling too well so retired to bed early during the shoot. As a result, the crew thought she was stuck up and contrived to keep her out of shot as much as possible, much to the annoyance of Hammer in London.See more »
Movie Connections:
Edited into A Clockwork Orange (1971)See more »

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30 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Highly Underrated!, 11 January 2003
Author: yolt13 from Columbus, OH

CREATURES is a blast! It eschews the stop-motion dinosaurs of ONE MILLION YEARS BC and WHEN DINOSAURS RULED THE EARTH and concentrates on the struggles of primitive men in a bleak, prehistoric world. Despite the smirking ad campaign and much-ballyhooed adult rating, CREATURES spends far less time than its predecessors showcasing the anatomical blessings of its female cast members and places more emphasis on the brutality of early man's daily life. The girls are certainly an eyeful, but they are nowhere near as groomed or glamorous as Raquel Welch or Victoria Vetri.

The film stands out in many ways. There is no opening narration and no dialogue to speak of. Instead of using the gibberish language of the earlier films, the "Creatures" say very little, grunting and gesturing to communicate with one another. The solid performances make this surprisingly effective. The movie also inverts the formula established by its predecessors, moving the requisite cataclysmic volcanic eruption to the beginning and letting the human drama dominate the climax. This unusual structure lends extra weight to the finale.

I went in wondering how grunting cavemen(even the curvy kind like Julie Ege!) could hold my attention for 90 minutes without dinosaurs to fight. To my joy, the film is actually quite entertaining. The birth, life and struggle of two brothers vying for leadership of the tribe has an almost Biblical quality, and director Chaffey gives us plenty of fighting and conflict with nature to keep the film moving. Though much of the story consists of the tribe traveling from one fight to another, I found myself caught up in their journey and never once got bored. I don't know any of Don Chaffey's other work, but ONE MILLION YEARS BC and CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT have convinced me that the man knows how to tell a story.

Bottom line? It's a caveman movie. If that ain't your bag, you probably won't like it. But if you can watch the other two Hammer prehistoric movies without fast-forwarding to the dinosaur scenes, you'll probably find CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT a very pleasant surprise!

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