1970 When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth

When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – 1970

A Hammer Film production released by Warner Brothers 

Copyright MCMLXIX Hammer Film Productions ltd. – 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 Shepperton Studios Limited, Shepperton, Middlesex, England and on location in the Canary Islands 

Technicolor 100 mins 


As a portion of the Sun breaks away to form the Moon, creating a fiery ball which causes violent upheavals on earth, Sanna, a beautiful young maiden of the primitive Rock Tribe, escapes the sacrifice for which she has been prepared and is swept out to sea by tremendous winds. She is eventually rescued by Tara, a fisherman of the Sand tribe, but her troubles are only just beginning. For Tara’s woman, Ayak, jealously provokes her people against Sanna, who flees into the wilderness and finds shelter in the egg of a dinosaur…..

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Production Manager
Art Director
Assistant Director
2nd Unit Cameraman
2nd Unit Continuity
Construction Manager
Sound Recordist
Dubbing Editor
Make-up Supervisor
Hairdressing Supervisor
Wardrobe Master
Costume Designer
Special Effects
Special Visual Effects by
Director of Photography
Music and Special Musical Effects Composer
Musical Supervisor
Written for the screen by
Treatment by
Produced by
Directed by

Christopher Sutton
Peter Curran
John Blezard
John Stoneman
Josephine Knowles
Johnny Cabrera
Susanna Merry
Albert Blackshaw
Kevin Sutton
Frank Goulding
Richard Mills
Joyce James
Brian Owen-Smith
Carl Toms
Allan Bryce, Roger Dicken and Brian Johncock
Jim Danforth
Dick Bush
Mario Nascimbene
Philip Martell
Val Guest
J.B. Ballard
Aida Young
Val Guest


Rock Girl
Sand Mother
Rock Mother

Victoria Vetri
Robin Hawdon
Patrick Allen
Imogen Hassell
Sean Caffrrey
Magda Konopka
Drewe Henley
Patrick Holt
Carol-Anne Hawkins 
Maria O’Brien
Jan Rossini
Connie Tilton
Maggie Lynton
Jimmy Lodge
Billy Cornelius
Ray Ford


The special effects for this film earned Hammer their one and only Academy Award Nomination.Victoria Vetri was another of those curvaceous young beauties whom Hammer appeared to be grooming for stardom. Again, though, like so many others she seems to have disappeared without trace after this film. Actor Patrick Allen was well known to TV audiences for his role in the ITV drama series “Crane”. His films include the Planet Films sci-fi thriller “Night of the Big Heat” (1967, directed by Terence Fisher and starring Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee).

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