One Million Years B.C.
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One Million Years B.C. 1966

Caveman Tumak is banished from his savage tribe. He finds a brief home among a group of gentle seacoast dwelling cave people until he is banished from them as well. Missing him, one of...

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Nice prehistoric adventure movie from the 60s. No dialogues and a very simple story, but Raquel Welsh is beautiful, the special effets of Harryhausen are cool as always, and the score is surprisingly good. Good, mindless entertainment.

ONE MILLION YEARS B.C.
(DON CHAFFEY, 1966)
NOT RATED
1 HOUR 31 MINUTES
I AM NOT SURE WHY I FOUND THIS FILM APPEALING, PERHAPS BECAUSE OF RAQUEL WELCH'S STAR MAKING ROLE. SHE SURE DOES LOOK GOOD. THE ACTING BY ALL IS PRETTY BAD, NOT VERY CONVINCING. (DID THEY REALLY HAVE MASCARA BACK THEN?). SOMEHOW I FOUND IT ENTERTAINING.

One Million Years B.C. (1967)

The only reason this movie was made is just to show off Raquel Welch's body. I honestly can't say that's a bad thing. I loved this movie as a kid and I've always been a fan of Harryhausen's movies. This is not one of his best but it's not bad either.
One of my favorite movies as a kid, it's still a classic for B-movies. No dialogue whatsoever pretty much, crappy monsters, and weird to non-existent plot. An interesting attempt to portray caveman life. At least the chicks are hot, though.
This just gets a 10 because Raquel Welch in a lambskin (Yeah, I'm going with lambskin because it sounds hot) ensemble for about half the movie. She is pretty much perfect looking in this flick, wearing a short cavewoman skirt and top, long blonde hair, nice legs, nice rack, everything is nice. Probably the most perfect woman I have even seen on film. Previously it had been Julie Christie in Doctor Zhivago, so that says it all right there.

The movie itself is so-so, hardly any dialogue which makes sense since cavepeople didn't talk apparently. There are a few words here and there mostly names. There are 2 or 3 different clans and a bunch of dinosaurs. Pretty good special effects for the day (1966). Watching this the year it came out I'm sure it would have been epic and Raquel Welch would have been considered a pornstar.
What can be said about this film? It's the movie that made Raquel Welch a star. But prior to this film she made two other movies: Roustabout (1964) and Fantastic Voyage (1966). "One Million Years B.C." is a science fiction film that takes you back to the age of cavemen, with all the camp elements included. Why do I say camp elements? Because this film is basically another low-budget caveman movie just to make some money. But in reality, is a good campy film.

The movie takes place in the title's setting: one million years ago. Here we meet a tribe of cavemen called The Rock Tribe lead by Akhoba and his two sons Sakana and Tumak. One night after a kill, Akhoba does not like what Tumak is doing and banishes him for no particular reason. Tumak is left to wander the desert and face survival. Tumak comes along a tribe living near the ocean with a female leader named Loana. Loana (Welch) falls in love with Tumak and invites him to stay with her tribe The Shell Tribe. But this visit is short-lived. After a brief struggle with the male Shell Tribe leader, Tumak is again banished but Loana goes with him.

Tumak and Loana go back to the Rock Tribe and Tumak learns that his brother Sakana has taken over. Tumak soon takes over but Sakana does not like Loana. Loana is forced to leave from the Tribe from Sakana who has his own ways of becoming leader, but she returns to the Shell Tribe and ask for help. They decide to help her and war ensues. But this is short-lived as well. A volcano erupts and destroys the surroundings of the Rock Tribe almost killing them all. Luckily a few survive and head out to find a new home.

"One Million Years B.C." is a nice little film. The special effects done by master Ray Harryhausen are perfect. The music is pretty good too, but there are some moments where the music does interfere with the action. The only thing that I don't like about the movie is the dialogue. It's too short and there could have been more. Also, one point I would really like to make out: dinosaurs and humans did not exist. Can't Hollywood get this through their heads?

Overall, "One Million Years B.C." is good camp movie with a few flaws and the birth of a sex goddess. It's a nice film and I recommend it for science fiction geeks who don't have it to their collection.
Out of all of Ray Harryhausen's films, I think this is one situation where his work as a stop-motion artist actually takes a back seat to the cast members. Well one cast member to be exact. This person is of course none other than Raquel Welch. Who could possibly forget this timeless image of her, wearing an animal skin bikini, with her long blond hair flowing in the wind as she gazes wondrously into the distance. You don't even have to have seen this movie in order for the image to be embedded into your subconscious. Speaking of which, Raquel is almost 70 years of age, clearly old enough to be my Grandmother and she could just as easily wear that animal skin bikini now as could back then. That must be some kind of surgeon.
Ah, one million BC... a simpler time when men fought for their women, and the women they fought for wore leopard skin bikinis and collected food all day. A time when a single warthog could supply an entire tribe with food for a week.
But it was also a time of much danger, for one couldn't go more than several miles without coming face-to-face with a giant gecko with plastic fins glued on or a stop-motion vilosoraptor that could crush a man with a single snap of it's clay jaws.
One million years b.c. is without a doubt one of the cheasiest movies ever made. I think they had a budget about the same size as Halloween. It's just a great example of how far we've come with film. This is a great movie for some great laughs with a group of friends. I don't think there's one historically accurate part to this whole movie, but hey, it still kicks the crap out of the remake 10 000 BC. Neither have anything to do with prehistoric times, but at least this one is worth a bunch of good laughs!