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Prehistoric Women

Prehistoric Women (1967) – Hammer Films

Prehistoric Women (1967) - Hammer FilmsHammer Films, having made  One Million B.C., had all of these leftover sets — what to do with them? Make a very campy, rather silly, “Cavegirls in trouble” film, of course. It’s campy in the style of the 1960’s  Batman TV series, only with lots of girls in skimpy fur bikinis. Seriously.

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Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god. Just as he’s about to be killed, however, he is thrown backwards in time to a kingdom of brunette women and their blonde slaves. David rejects the advances of Queen Kari and sides with the blondes, which leads to him being imprisoned in the dungeon. Can David find some way of returning to his own time? And if he does, what will be awaiting him when he returns?

Trivia for  Prehistoric Women

  • This was originally set to be the “A” feature on a double bill with The Old Dark House (1963), but after studio head James Carreras pronounced it not up to Hammer’s standards, it was edited down from its original 91-minute length and released as a support feature on a double bill with The Devil Rides Out (1968).
  • Shot in only four weeks using sets and costumes left over from One Million Years B.C. (1966), in order to offset the earlier film’s cost of 140,000 pounds.