3.1/10
1,209
43 user 16 critic

Lost Continent (1951)

Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up ... See full summary »

Director:

Sam Newfield (as Samuel Newfield)

Writers:

Richard H. Landau (screenplay), Carroll Young (story)
Reviews

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

On their way to South America, the passengers and crew of an old freighter face many challenges. The captain has taken on illegal cargo - a dangerous consignment of phosphorous that will ... See full summary »

Directors: Michael Carreras, Leslie Norman
Stars: Eric Porter, Hildegard Knef, Suzanna Leigh
Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Professor Challenger leads an expedition of scientists and adventurers to a remote plateau deep in the Amazonian jungle to verify his claim that dinosaurs still live there.

Director: Irwin Allen
Stars: Michael Rennie, Jill St. John, David Hedison
Certificate: Passed Horror | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

Teenagers from a rural community and their high school science teacher join forces to battle a giant mutant spider.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: Ed Kemmer, June Kenney, Eugene Persson
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

An Italian documentary film about maritime Southeast Asia including Borneo.

Directors: Enrico Gras, Giorgio Moser, and 1 more credit »
King Dinosaur (1955)
Adventure | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.1/10 X  

A new planet moves into our solar system and four scientists (two couples) are sent to explore Planet Nova. In between romantic interludes, the cast faces an iguana masquerading as a Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Director: Bert I. Gordon
Stars: William Bryant, Wanda Curtis, Douglas Henderson
Adventure | Romance | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.4/10 X  

When the American clipper ship "The Queen" is attacked by pirates off the Hebrides in 1830, Mate Kirk Hamilton is injured and must be put ashore at Queensland Colony, Australia, for ... See full summary »

Director: Norman Dawn
Stars: Kasey Rogers, James Arness, Bill Kennedy
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Three men and a woman crash-land in a deep crater in Antarctica, where they find a prehistoric world.

Director: Virgil W. Vogel
Stars: Jock Mahoney, Shirley Patterson, William Reynolds
Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 2.9/10 X  

An alien is dispatched from a faraway galaxy to take over the Earth by "duplicating" humans and creating a race of zombies resembling animated pottery in this low-budget sci-fi film. Enjoy ... See full summary »

Directors: Hugo Grimaldi, Arthur C. Pierce
Stars: George Nader, Barbara Nichols, George Macready
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  

An American secret agent tries to stop the Soviets from launching an intercontinental missile at the mainland United States.

Director: Barry Mahon
Stars: Monica Davis, John McKay, Phillip St. George
The Hellcats (1968)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.9/10 X  

The brother and fiancee of a dead policeman infiltrate a female-led biker gang to uncover his murderer.

Director: Robert F. Slatzer
Stars: Ross Hagen, Dee Duffy, Sharyn Kinzie
Adventure | Horror | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

An adventure seeker and his fiancée visit an uncharted island, only to find that it is inhabited by deadly dinosaurs and other creatures ready to attack.

Director: Jack Bernhard
Stars: Virginia Grey, Phillip Reed, Richard Denning
Certificate: M/PG Action | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 1.6/10 X  

Motorcycle racer Rommel seeks vengeance against JC, a madman who murdered the sidehacker's fiancee.

Director: Gus Trikonis
Stars: Ross Hagen, Diane McBain, Michael Pataki
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cesar Romero ... Maj. Joe Nolan
Hillary Brooke ... Marla Stevens
Chick Chandler ... Lt. Danny Wilson
John Hoyt ... Michael Rostov
Acquanetta ... Native Girl
Sid Melton ... Sgt. Willie Tatlow
Whit Bissell ... Stanley Briggs
Hugh Beaumont ... Robert Phillips
Murray Alper ... Air Police Sergeant
William E. Green William E. Green ... Simmons (as William Gren)
Edit

Storyline

Major Joe Nolan heads a rescue mission in the South Pacific to recover a downed atomic rocket. The crew crashlands on a mysterious island, and spends much time rock-climbing. They meet up with a native girl, a big lizard, and some dinosaurs. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

SEE! Daring climb to a strange prehistoric world! SEE! Violent upheaval of a prehistoric earthquake! SEE! Breath-taking escape as an entire island explodes! See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 August 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Continente Perdido See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Black and White (tinted)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Lt. Wilson often has a cigarette in his mouth, but it is never lit. See more »

Goofs

The rocket launched is depicted by stock footage of a V2 launch. However, a scene from overhead shows a different rocket being launched, evidently from Rocketship XM1. See more »

Quotes

Nolan: Look at the size of that footprint! I've never seen anything like it before!
Phillips: I have. Once... in a museum.
See more »

Connections

Edited into Muchachada nui: Episode #2.12 (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

More Ambition than Budget
17 June 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

Plot—a retrieval team is dispatched to the Pacific to bring back vital info from a downed rocket. Their plane, however, crashes on a prehistoric island, so adventure follows.

Considering the production's barrel bottom pedigree, it's better than I expected. Not that this says much—the monsters are poorly done, the rescue team climbs endlessly the same rocks, the pacing sometimes drags, while the green tint is stomach churning. Still, producer Neufeld hired a capable cast, even if the women's roles dangle like appendages, (added no doubt for marquee value). Then too, low-rent comedian Melton restrains his usual buffoonery as one of the team.

On a different note, catch the brief Cold War dialog between Rostov (Hoyt) and Nolan (Romero). Judging from the release date, I expect the movie was filmed at the height (late 1950) of the Korean War, so maybe the departure's not surprising. Anyway, the ambitions may greatly exceed the budget, but the cast manages some interest in an adventure movie that could have easily been a total loss.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 43 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial



Recently Viewed