The Lost World (1925) Silent Film

Posted: Apr 6, 2012

The Lost World - 1925 - Not Rated [NR] - 106 Minutes - Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt The Lost World is a silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 novel of the same name. The movie was produced by First National Pictures, a large Hollywood studio at the time, and stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O'Brien (original King Kong) In 1998, the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry. This film is represented here in it's entirety for film preservation. This was transferred with a loss-less codec and is the best quality you can find. Be sure to adjust your player for 480p or above if available. CAST: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle -- Himself (appears in a frontispiece to the film, missing from some prints) Bessie Love -- Paula White Lewis Stone -- Sir John Roxton Lloyd Hughes -- Edward Malone Wallace Beery -- Professor Challenger Arthur Hoyt -- Professor Summerlee Alma Bennett -- Gladys Hungerford Virginia Browne Faire -- Marquette the half-caste girl (uncredited) Bull Montana -- Ape Man/Gomez Francis Finch-Smiles (billed as "Finch Smiles") -- Austin Jules Cowes (in blackface) -- Zambo Margerette McWade -- Mrs. Challenger George Bunny -- Colin McArdle Charles Wellesley -- Major Hibbard (uncredited) Nelson MacDowell -- Attorney (uncredited) Chris-Pin Martin -- Bearer/Cannibal (Scenes Deleted) Jocko the Monkey -- Himself Mary the Chimpanzee -- Herself (uncredited) Note: All human cast members who are listed in the on-screen credits are billed as "Mr..." or "Miss...."