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One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 21 February 1967 (USA)
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Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

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Don Chaffey

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Michael Carreras (screenplay), Mickell Novack (adapted from an original screenplay by) (as Mickell Novak) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Raquel Welch ... Loana
John Richardson ... Tumak
Percy Herbert ... Sakana
Robert Brown ... Akhoba
Martine Beswick ... Nupondi
Jean Wladon Jean Wladon ... Ahot
Lisa Thomas Lisa Thomas ... Sura
Malya Nappi Malya Nappi ... Tohana
Richard James Richard James ... Young Rock Man
William Lyon Brown William Lyon Brown ... Payto
Frank Hayden Frank Hayden ... 1st Rock Man
Terence Maidment Terence Maidment ... 1st Shell Man
Micky De Rauch Micky De Rauch ... 1st Shell Girl
Yvonne Horner ... Ullah
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Storyline

Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple. Written by Jim Cobb

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Taglines:

Travel back through time and space to the edge of man's beginnings... discover a savage world whose only law was lust! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un millón de años A.C. See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£422,816 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$8,000,000, 31 December 1966
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Robert Brown (Akhoba) wears makeup identical to that worn by Lon Chaney Jr. in One Million B.C. (1940). See more »

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In the sunlight, the women's hair is soft and shiny with obvious professional haircut. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Crazy Credits

Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British version runs 100 minutes and features 9 minutes of footage cut from American prints. This includes a scene where Nupondi (Martine Beswicke) does a provocative dance; Tumak (John Richardson) tastes from the container of paint in the Shell Tribe's cave; and an extended violent scene of a fight among the ape-men while Tumak and Loana (Raquel Welch) hide, and extended scenes showing Tumak, as he leaves his tribe, shown wandering the valley, and coming across the skeleton of a giant lizard. The widescreen laser disc is the British version (which gives Richardson first billing), while the VHS release is the American version (which gives Welch first billing). See more »

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Colorful story set in prehistoric world with dinosaurs and a gorgeous Raquel Welch
3 December 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This deals about the struggle of primitive cavemen and their battle against prehistoric monsters and other creatures . It's a remake of the 1940 movie by Hal Roach with Victor Mature , Carole Landis and Lon Chaney Jr . It starts with a prologue that tells you all you want to know about this "brutal world¨. This is a story of a long , long ago when the world was just beginning. A young world , a world early in the morning of time . A hard , unfriendly world with creatures that sit and wait , creatures that must kill to live. And man , superior to the creatures only in his cunning . There aren't many men , a few tribes scattered across the wilderness . Never venturing far , unaware that other tribes exist even , too busy with their own lives to be curious . Too frightened of the unknown to wander . Their laws are simple , the strong take everything . A chief named Akoba (Robert Brown) is leader of the Rock tribe . And his sons are named Tumak(John Richardson) and Sakana (Percy Herbert) from the tribe of the Brunettes. There is no love between them and confrontation emerges . Tumak meets a cave woman (Raquel Welch) from the tribe of the Blondes , both of whom trying to make a life for themselves and take on rival clan , subhuman, cannibalistic tribes and volcanoes on its ending in an earth-splitting volcanic eruption .

This classic Hammer -in its 100th movie- and Seven Arts production is a stupendous story of adventure , thrills and romance. The tale provides sweeping and exciting entertainment . The action scenes blend creatures and humans more seamlessly than ever before in cinema and has some nice battles between prehistoric animals . Surviving Brontosaurs, Triceratops, Dinosaurs ,Alosaurs, Pterodactyls are the true stars , rise to the occasion to amuse in an otherwise slow movie. The fantastic beasts look superb and are stunningly made by expert craftsmen as the spectacular special effects include dinosaurs , fighting between Tiranosaurius Rex and Triceratops , a giant turtle ,along with some superimposed iguanas, all of them are made by technician-artist Ray Harryhausen. As warns the movie the characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the names character or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional . Produced and written by Michael Carreras adapted from an original screenplay by George Baker . Wonderful cinematography in glimmer color DeLuxe by Wilkie Cooper filmed on location in Lanzarote , Island Canarias (Spain) . Exciting music and special musical effects composed by Mario Nascimbene with usual musical supervisor Philip Martell ; furthermore rare sounds by Roy Baker . The motion picture is professionally directed by Don Chaffey . Rating : Good and unforgettable for famous fur-trimmed bikini clad that you'll always remember .


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