Divas and Dinosaurs: “One Million Years B.C.” (1966)

     “One Million Years B.C.”, a 1966 Hammer produced remake of the 1940 Victor Mature/Carole Landis prehistoric vehicle “One Million B.C.”, is a film that defies serious criticism. After all, since it’s general knowledge that dinosaurs and cave people did not co-exist and that it’s very unlikely any cavegirl ever resembled the lovely Raquel Welch (she of the impeccably combed cavehair), there is little reason for the critical mind to take the anachronistic nature of the production with even a grain of proverbial sea salt. In fact, Don Chaffey’s often amusing film is a useful barometer in the ceaseless tumult between the cinema of artistic aspiration and that which merely concedes to casual entertainment values. It is also helpful if the dinosaurs don’t clumsily bump into the scenery…

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I've been a puppet, a pirate, a pauper, a poet, a pawn and a king, not necessarily in that order. My first major movie memory was being at the drive-in at about 1 1/2 yrs. old seeing "Sayonara" so I suppose an interest in film was inevitable. (For those scoring at home- good for you- I wasn't driving that evening, so no need to alert authorities.)Writer, critic and confessed spoiler of women, as I have a tendency to forget to put them back in the refrigerator. My apologies.
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6 Responses to Divas and Dinosaurs: “One Million Years B.C.” (1966)

  1. I’ve always envied Oscar Madison’s dream of life on a desert island with Tuesday Weld after the H bomb, but I must say, I like your idea a whole lot better.

  2. Cliff Burns says:

    One of the all-time screen babes–not a siren, more like a controlled, thermo-nuclear explosion. No one could fill a skimpy outfit like Raquel. She looked terrific in a roller derby get-up too.

    Raquel, Ann Marget and Angie Dickinson–ask me what my dream triple date is and there’s your answer. Pulling up to an A & W in 1966, all of us crowded into the front seat of a beefy convertible, sharing the same shake…

    Excuse me, I think I have to go lie down for awhile.

  3. Michelle1968B2 says:

    I like Raquel’s fellow cavegirls’ version of UGS. The originals, then, huh? They look rather new, like just off the mastadon earlier.

  4. le0pard13 says:

    Hmm… clicking the link doesn’t get me there.

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