One Million Years B.C. (1966)


Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBB

United Kingdom, 1966.  Associated British-Pathé, Hammer Films.  Screenplay by , adapted from a screenplay by , .  Cinematography by .  Produced by Michael Carreras.  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Quest For Fire definitely ruined any chances this hilarious film ever had of lasting as a weighty recreation of primitive civilization, but the iconography of in her fur bikini is forever. plays a cave man separated from his tribe who comes upon a more advanced society (they’ve got blond hair and better fashions) who try their best to get rid of him. When one of their women (Welch) takes a shine to him, they are expelled together to survive the harsh wilderness. Great visual effects and a half-serious, half-fun attempt to stay true to scientific detail are pluses, not to mention Welch’s staggering beauty and confidence.

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