A 1948 adventure film directed by Jack Bernhard. The first post-war dinosaur movie and the first one made in color.
An adventure-seeker and his fiancee (who finances the expedition) set off for the eponymous, uncharted South Pacific island. The adventurer spotted the island during the war and took a photograph of a dinosaur. Wanting to go back, he hires a captain who locates the only person to visit the island and get off of it alive. When they get there, they find dinosaurs and other prehistoric monsters.
Well known for its Special Effects Failure.
This film shows examples of:
- Bring It Back Alive: The goal of the expedition, aside from getting photographs of the dinosaurs.
- Lost World: The titular Island.
- People in Rubber Suits: The Ceratosaurus.
- Prehistoric Monster: The dinosaurs, of course.
- Stock Dinosaurs: Brontosaurus, Dimetrodon, and to some extent Ceratosaurus and the giant ground sloth (the latter being solely carnivorous for some reason).