|The Lost World. Courtesy British Film Institute|
A group of explorers from London venture into the wilds of the Amazon to bring back proof of living dinosaurs.
Their foray into the 'lost world' disturbs its prehistoric inhabitants, and an ape-like missing-link character begins to haunt their camp with malicious intent. The Lost World
was stop-motion expert Willis O'Brien's first opportunity to apply his animation ideas to a feature length film.
Based on the novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the film is credited as having significant influence on the 1933 version of King Kong
(which also features O'Brien's special effects).