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One Million Years B.C. (1966)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Fantasy | 21 February 1967 (USA)
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Prehistoric man Tumak is banished from his savage tribe and meets pretty Loana who belongs to a gentler coastal tribe but he must fight caveman Payto to win her favors.

Director:

Don Chaffey

Writers:

Michael Carreras (screenplay), Mickell Novack (adapted from an original screenplay by) (as Mickell Novak) | 2 more credits »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Raquel Welch ... Loana
John Richardson ... Tumak
Percy Herbert ... Sakana
Robert Brown ... Akhoba
Martine Beswick ... Nupondi
Jean Wladon Jean Wladon ... Ahot
Lisa Thomas Lisa Thomas ... Sura
Malya Nappi Malya Nappi ... Tohana
Richard James Richard James ... Young Rock Man
William Lyon Brown William Lyon Brown ... Payto
Frank Hayden Frank Hayden ... 1st Rock Man
Terence Maidment Terence Maidment ... 1st Shell Man
Micky De Rauch Micky De Rauch ... 1st Shell Girl
Yvonne Horner ... Ullah
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Storyline

Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of their women, Loana leaves with him, deciding to face the harsh prehistoric world with its monsters and volcanos as a couple. Written by Jim Cobb

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Taglines:

Travel back through time and space to the edge of man's beginnings... discover a savage world whose only law was lust! See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Fantasy

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Language:

English

Release Date:

21 February 1967 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Un millón de años A.C. See more »

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Budget:

GBP422,816 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

It is interesting to note that, in the 26-year partnership between producer Charles H. Schneer and special effects artist Ray Harryhausen, "One Million Years B.C." is one of just two films (the other being The Animal World (1956)) of Harryhausen's work during that time frame which Schneer did not produce. See more »

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During the cavemen's fight with the giant turtle, some of the rocks in front of the animal keep moving between frames or disappear entirely. See more »

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[first lines]
Narrator: This is a story of long, long ago; when the world was just beginning.
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Crazy Credits

Characters and scenes appearing and names used are imaginary, and every reference to names, characters or facts really happened is purely fictional. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British version runs 100 minutes and features 9 minutes of footage cut from American prints. This includes a scene where Nupondi (Martine Beswicke) does a provocative dance; Tumak (John Richardson) tastes from the container of paint in the Shell Tribe's cave; and an extended violent scene of a fight among the ape-men while Tumak and Loana (Raquel Welch) hide, and extended scenes showing Tumak, as he leaves his tribe, shown wandering the valley, and coming across the skeleton of a giant lizard. The widescreen laser disc is the British version (which gives Richardson first billing), while the VHS release is the American version (which gives Welch first billing). See more »

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User Reviews

Classic prehistoric hokum!
24 December 2001 | by InfofreakSee all my reviews

Watching 1970s TV screenings of 'One Million Years BC', the Connery Bond movies, the original 'Planet Of The Apes' and 'The Omega Man' made an enormous impact on my childhood that I don't think I've ever truly recovered from! Looking at it now as an adult you can see how laughably stupid it all is, but you can't help but still love it! The vision of Raquel Welch in her animal skin bikini nearly brought puberty on five years early for me. She's still a sight to see but the charms of Martine Beswick ('Dr Jekyll and Sister Hyde', 'A Bullet For The General') are now more to my taste. She's sensational!

The plot, such that it is, concerns Tumak (John Richardson of 'She'), one of the "rock people" who look like spaghetti western refugees and like nothing better than grunting, wearing fur, and beating the crap out of each other. Tumak falls out with his old man and brother, is banished and after some aimless wandering around avoiding dinosaurs (and in one surreal moment a giant tarantula!), he stumbles across the hitherto unknown "shell people". They are blonde surfer types who introduce him to such innovations as improved spears, hot water, painting, crying and feminism. And also to the babelicious Loana (Welch) who takes a shine to him. Tumak still has "attitude problems" and ends up getting banished from their tribe too, but with Loana and a new and improved spear what more can the guy want? Of course he heads straight back to his homies and yes, there's trouble ahead including fraternal friction, a jealous ex (Nupondi, the stunning Beswick), lots of Harryhausen dinosaurs, and exploding volcanos. Does mindless entertainment get any better than this? Hardly ever. Add a cool score from Mario Nascimbene and what you have is a classic piece of unforgettably trashy exploitation.


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