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One Million B.C. (1940)

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Hal Roach and his son were primarily responsible for this fun-filled prehistoric fantasy, but it is rumored that a few of the scenes were directed by D.W. Griffith. The featherweight story chronicles the struggle of a group of cave people to survive in an ancient, brutal world populated by fearsome dinosaurs and other terrors.

Cast

Mamo Clark
as Nupondi
Robert Kent
as Mountain Guide
Adda Gleason
as Shell People
Rosemary Theby
as Shell People
Audrey Manners
as Shell People
Patricia Pope
as Shell People
Ed Coxen
as Shell People
Creighton Hale
as Shell People
Ben Hall
as Shell People
Jimsy Boudwin
as Shell People
Chuck Stubbs
as Shell People
Boots Le Baron
as Shell People
Richard Simons
as Shell People
Jean Porter
as Shell People
Kathy Frye
as Shell People
Carlson
as Shell People
Ricca Allen
as Klang People
Harry Wilson
as Klang People
John Northpole
as Klang People
Harold Howard
as Klang People
Henry Sylvester
as Klang People
Norman Budd
as Klang People
Lorraine Rivero
as Klang People
Aida Hernandez
as Klang People
Betty Greco
as Klang People
Frank Tinajero
as Klang People
James Coppedge
as Klang People
Conrad Nagel
as Bearded, Narrator
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Critic Reviews for One Million B.C.

All Critics (4)

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

November 5, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Not great and it never was, but it's interesting.

September 9, 2004 | Rating: 3/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for One Million B.C.

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.

Kevin M. Williams
Kevin M. Williams

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