When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth – 1970
A Hammer Film production released by Warner Brothers
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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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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).
Actress Imogen Hassall was known for playing sexy, scantily clad characters in film and on TV. She committed suicide in 1980 at the age of 38.
Details were complied viewing the actual film.
Source of viewing copy – The Hammer Graveyard Collection