One Million B.C. Reviews
Hal Roach Jr (Calaboose and Prairie Chickens) and Hal Roach (Captain Fury, Little Rascals Varieties, and The White Sheep) collaborate to deliver One Million B.C. The storyline for this picture is fairly straightforward but fun to watch unfold. The special effects are dated but entertaining in a fun/funny kind of way. The acting was fairly mediocre and the cast includes Victor Mature, Lon Chaney Jr, Carole Landis, and Conrad Nagel.
I came across this on Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and was excited to see this Chaney old school classic. This was fairly average with some fun sequences and solid action scenes. This is not a must see film, but is worth a viewing if you're a fan of the classics like the Sinbad and Hercules films from this era.
The story of a man telling in flashback the life & adventures of the caveman who lived & breathed with dinosaurs.
The acting is pretty ordinary but the practical special effects where excellent what they did on a limited budget is astounding.
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.
This provided the storyline for the superior 1966 Hammer Films remake, "One Million Years B.C.". 2 Oscar nominations: Best Original Score and Special Effects.
The effects was simplistic but it is 1940, I thought a lot of it was pretty seemless for the period. Some of course looked terrible but I dont see many films of today that dont have some really horrid looking effects as well. This is not a classic by any means but a solid typical film for its type, which is noteworhty because of Chaney Jr.
Carloe Landis, I'm sorry to say is hotter in this movie than Raquel Welch was in hers... while showing less skin!
now if I can just stop humming that song from the Geiko commercia.l