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One Million B.C. (The Cave Dwellers) (Battle of the Giants)

One Million B.C. (The Cave Dwellers) (Battle of the Giants) (1940)


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Release Date: Apr 26, 1940 Wide



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Even taking into consideration Of Mice and Men, One Million BC was inarguably the most ambitious feature-film project ever undertaken by producer Hal Roach. Told in flashback, this is the highly fanciful tale of the prehistoric feud between the Rock Tribe and Shell People. Tumak (Victor Mature), son of Rock leader Akhoba (Lon Chaney Jr.), defies tradition by falling in love with Shell person Loana (Carole Landis). At first intending to "have his way" with Loana, the rough-hewn Tumak is taught



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If you can dig all the nonsense, you might find it pleasing as silly entertainment.

November 5, 2006 Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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Not great and it never was, but it's interesting.

September 9, 2004
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for One Million B.C. (The Cave Dwellers) (Battle of the Giants)

One of the great adventure films ever with a simple plot of "what it must've been like living way back when" and by now antiquated special effects. Still it's a rousing tale told with vigor, expected to garner the wow factor from the outset, which it does. Of course it would be easy to sit back, sneer and call out the obvious inaccuracies of the story - too many to number - or even the age of the piece, but my answer to that would be "wet blanket!" or "killjoy!"
What film is ever truly accurate? Huh?
This is nothing but a fun work. If you can remember the eleven year old inside you, before you got to be all sophisticated and everything (with your automatic ice cube dispensing refrigerators and your French bidets!), this is as good as King Kong.
Warning: Several animals were hurt in the making of this! We're talking about the 1930's here, before we were advanced enough to know better.
August 27, 2014

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