Film (1966). Hammer/Twentieth Century Fox. Directed by Don Chaffey. Written by Michael Carreras, based on the screenplay of One Million B.C. (1940). Cast includes Martine Beswick, Robert Brown, John Richardson and Raquel Welch. 100 minutes. Colour.
The first of Hammer's several stone-age movies (see also When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth), this is a remake of the Prehistoric SF film One Million B.C.. Prehistoric lovers from different scantily clad tribes, the rock people and the shell people – some loony Anthropology here – survive warfare, anachronistic Dinosaurs, unconvincing fur brassieres and volcanic upheavals. Ray Harryhausen – this time not working with his usual colleague Charles Schneer – was in charge of the monsters which are, indeed, animated. [PN/JB]
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