1968 The Lost Continent

The Lost Continent – 1968

A Seven Arts-Hammer Film production presented by Associated British Pathe Limited and released through Warner-Pathe Limited (UK) and Twentieth Century-Fox (USA) 

Copyright MCMlXVIII Hammer Film Productions Limited – All rights reserved 

MPAA Approved Certificate 

The characters and incidents portrayed and the names used herein are fictitious and any similarity to the name, character, or history of any person is entirely accidental and unintentional 

RCA Sound Recording 

Made at the Elstree Studios of Associated British Productions Limited, Herts, England 

Technicolor 98 mins 

Storyline

A leaky, decrepit boat bearing an illegal and highly dangerous cargo of phosphorus sets out from Africa on the long voyage to Caracas. Also on board is a motley collection of misfit passengers, all with shady pasts which they are keen to escape. When the captain/owner Lansen ignores a hurricane warning, most of his crew desert the boat, which is now in danger of being blown apart by the explosives in the hold. Lansen and the passengers insist on going on, but soon drift into the Sargasso Sea, filled with terrifying monsters and the remains of ancient galleons. Then they discover a land peopled by the descendants of fanatical Spanish conquistadors and ruled by a young boy known as ‘El Diablo’.

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Crew

Art Director
Supervising Editor
Editor
Assistant Director
Assistant Art Director
Sound Mixer
Sound Editor
Continuity
Make-up
Hairdresser
Wardrobe
Costume Designer
Special Effects
Special Effects
Consultant
Modeller
Casting
Recording Supervisor
Camera Operator
Director of Photography
Music Composed by
Songs by
Sung by
Musical Supervisor 
Screenplay by
From the novel “Uncharted Seas” by
Associate Producer
Produced and Directed by

Arthur Lawson
James Needs, GBFE
Chris Barnes
Dominic Fulford
Don Picton
Dennis Whitlock
Roy Baker, GBFE
Doreen Soan
George Partleton
Elsie Alder
Mary Gibson
Carl Toms
Cliff Richardson
Robert A. Mattey
Arthur Hayward
Arthur Fehr
Irene Lamb
A.W. Lumkin
Russell Thompson
Paul Beeson, BSc
Gerard Schurmann
Roy Phillips
The Peddlers
Philip Martell
Michael Nash
Dennis Wheatley
Peter Manley
Michael Carreras

Cast

Captain Lansen
Eva
Unity
Tyler
Webster
Hemmings
Ricaldi
Pat
Chief
Sarah
Mate
Helmsman
Jonathan
Sea Lawyer
Sparks
Jason
Braemar
Hurri Curri
El Diablo
Inquisitor
Sergeant
Customs Men

Eric Porter
Hildegard Knef
Suzanna Leigh
Tony Beckley
Nigel Stock
Neil McCallum
Benito Carruthers
Jimmy Hanley
James Cossins
Dana Gillespie
Victor Maddern
Reg Lye
Norman Eshley
Michael Ripper
Donald Sumpter
Alf Joint
Charles Houston
Shivendre Sinha
Darrel Read
Eddie Powell
Frank Hayden
Mark Heath, Horace James

Footnotes

The screenplay for this film was written by Michael Carreras under the pen-name Michael Nash, which was apparently the name of his gardener. Special Effects man Robert A. Mattey went on to create the famous shark for Steven Spielberg’s blockbuster, “Jaws” (1975).


Details were complied viewing the actual film. 
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection