History of Sci-Fi Cinema 2: “The Lost World”

02-lostworld-TitleThe Lost World (1925)
Written by Marion Fairfax (based on The Lost World by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle)
Directed by Harry Holt
Starring Lewis Stone, Edward Malone, Bessie Love
First National Pictures
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The only silent SF films I’ve ever seen are Le Voyage Dans la Lune and Metropolis. My plan for this series was to review those two and then jump into the 1950s. But Le Voyage inspired me to add a few more early films to my list. The next in line is The Lost World, which notably begins with an on-screen appearance by the great author himself, Sir Conan Doyle, who says:

“I have wrought my simple plan,
If I give one hour of joy
To the boy who’s half a man
or the man who’s half a boy.”

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