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The Lost World is a 1925 silent film adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's 1912 book of the same name. The movie was produced by First National Pictures, a large Hollywood studio at the time, and stars Wallace Beery as Professor Challenger. This version was directed by Harry O. Hoyt and featured pioneering stop motion special effects by Willis O'Brien (an invaluable warm up for his work on the original King Kong directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack). Writer Doyle appears in a frontispiece to the film. In 1998, the film was deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry.
- Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder
- Adventurer Archaeologist: Professor Challenger.
- Anachronism Stew: Various species of prehistoric animals from different periods.
- Ascended Extra: Challenger's butler Austin joins the expedition; in the novel, he's barely seen.
- Beast Man: Apeman.
- Berserk Button: Reporters for Prof. Challenger.
- Bridge Logic
- Bring It Back Alive: The expedition brings back a brontosaurus that survived the volcanic eruption.
- Cannibal Tribe: Appears in a deleted scene.
- Canon Foreigner: Maple White was given a daughter as a love interest for Roxton (and then Malone who unintentionally steals her from him). She contributes almost nothing else.
- Everything's Better with Monkeys: Jocko.
- Gentleman Adventurer: Sir John Roxton
- Intrepid Reporter: Edward Malone
- Science Marches On: The dinosaur anatomy and behavior, although some portrayals are still mostly good.
- Stock Dinosaurs