Photograph: Silent Era image collection.
The Lost World
B&W : Ten reels / [?] 9209 or 9700? feet
Directed by Harry O. Hoyt
Cast: Bessie Love [Paula White], Lloyd Hughes [Edward J. Malone], Wallace Beery [Professor Challenger], Lewis Stone [Sir John Roxton], Arthur Hoyt [Professor Summerlee], Bull Montana [the missing link], George Bunny [Colin McArdle], Frank Finch Smiles [Austin, Challenger’s butler], Jules Cowles [Zambo, Roxton’s servant], Alma Bennett [Gladys Hungerford], Charles Wellsley [Major Hibbard], Margaret McWade [Mrs. Challenger], Jocko the monkey [Jocko]; Virginia Browne Faire [Marquette, a half-caste girl], Leo White [Percy Potts], Nelson McDowell [the newspaper’s attorney]
First National Pictures, Incorporated, and Watterson R. Rothacker production; distributed by First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Watterson R. Rothacker. Scenario by Marion Fairfax, from the adaptation by Marion Fairfax of the novel The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Production supervision by Earl Hudson. Research by Willis O’Brien. Models by Marcel Delgado. Stop-motion animation by Willis H. O’Brien. Production design by Milton Menasco. Chief technician, Fred W. Jackson. Assistant director, William Dowling. Cinematography by Arthur Edeson. Edited by George McGuire. Presented by Watterson R. Rothacker. / Premiered 2 February 1925. Released 22 June 1925. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Portions of the film appear to have survived only in 16mm reduction prints; a restoration of the film was completed by George Eastman Museum in 1997.
Survival status: Prints exist in the George Eastman Museum film archive [35mm nitrate positive]; in the film holdings of Lobster Films [35mm restoration version (2016)]; in the film holdings of EmGee Film Library [16mm reduction positive]; and in private film collections [16mm reduction positives, abridged 8mm reduction positives].
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Animals: Apes - Animation [clay] - Authors: Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) - Bridges - Dinosaurs - Jungles - Rivers - Rope ladders - Weapons: Guns
Listing updated: 28 October 2017.
References: Film credits, film viewing : Aylesworth-Monsters pp. 120-121, 146; Bardèche-History p. 383; Everson-American p. 220; FilmYearBook-1926 p. 31; Lahue-Collecting pp. 27, 50, 51, 150; Lee-Not pp. 97-98; Limbacher-Feature p. 145; Manchel-Terrors pp. 50-51, 74; Marrero-Vintage pp. 4, 6, 16, 18-19, 158; Pohle-Holmes p. 21; Shipman-Cinema p. 86; Webb-Hollywood p. 165 : ClasIm-220 pp. 4, C20-C21; ClasIm-240 pp. C12-C13, 34 : Website-AFI; Website-GEM.
Home video: DVD.