Movie Review

I’ve shared some good movies with you, and you can’t deny that. Here’s another, it’s an oldie but a goodie.

The Land That Time Forgot:

Directed by Kevin Connor, and written by Michael Moorcock and James Cawthorn; Starring Doug McClure, John McEnery, Susan Penhaligon, and Keith Barron.

This movie was released towards the end of November in 1974 in the U.S. and the U.K, and sold almost 2 million movie tickets in France.

There’s two things I loved about this movies besides for Susan Penhaligon and Susan Penhaligon’s lips, and that was the surprise element and the fantasy. When the movie begins it appears to be a situation of conflict during WWI as a submarine surfaces from the deep.

A small group floating along in the dense fog sees the sub rise, and they happen to be the only survivors from a ship the submarine sunk. Realizing this could be their last chance of survival, the small group decided to take it over and attempt to steer it into the hands of local authorities.

Fast forward a bit:

The ocean water is tested and the men on the submarine are shocked to see it’s mixture of fresh water (they’re in the south Atlantic I believe). When they look to see where the source is they notice a small opening to what appears to be a cave. They descend the depths once again and steer the sub through the small opening and when the come out on the other side, they find themselves a million years in the past.

A group of modern military men suddenly find themselves in the presence of Neanderthals and dinosaurs!


I gave this movie a 5 Clapboard Rating. It was enjoyable to watch, there was never a dull moment, and the blend between reality and fantasy was enough to drive the imagination.