CREATURES THE WORLD FORGOT
Director - Don Chaffey; Screenplay - Michael Carreras; Producer - Michael
Carreras; Music - Mario Nascimbene; Cinematography - Vincent Fox; Editor -
Chris Barnes; Art Direction - John Stoll; Makeup - Colin Garde;
Special effects - Syd Pearson.
Cast: Julie Ege (Nala), Brian O'Shaughnessy (Mak), Tony Bonner (Toomak),
Robert John (Rool), Marcia Fox (Mute Girl), Rosalie Crutchley (Old Crone),
Don Leonard (Old Leader), Beverly Blake (Young Mistress), Sue Wilson (Noo),
Doon Baide (Young Lover), Ken Hare (Honest Leader), Derek Ward (The Hunter),
Fred Swart (Marauder Leader).
A volcano erupts and an earthquake opens up a crevasse, swallowing up
many members of the 'Dark Tribe'. The tribal leader is killed and a fight
for leadership between two survivors, Mak and Zen, soon breaks out. Mak
is victorious and leads the surviving tribe members across a desert in
search of a new home. They meet and befriend a tribe of fair-haired people.
The leader of the fair-haired people presents Mak with a girl, Noo, as a
wife. Mak offers a girl in exchange, but she already has a mate. She
tries to escape with her mate, but they are caught and killed. The Dark
tribe move on and eventually settle in a fertile valley where they flourish.
Noo gives birth to twin boys on the same day another woman gives birth to
a mute girl. The tribe demand that the girl be sacrificed, but a lightning
strike convinces the tribesí old witch to adopt her as her apprentice.
Years later, the now adolescent twins, (dark haired Rool and fair haired
Toomak) fight for their fatherís attention. Rool tries to rape the mute
girl. She escapes but falls into the grasp of a marauding tribe. Toomak
leads Mak and the other tribesmen to the maraudersí cave. A battle ensues
and the maraudersí chief is killed by Toomak. Toomak rescues the mute girl
and takes the defeated chiefís daughter, Nala, as his wife. Mak names
Toonak as his successor as tribal chief and then dies of wounds sustained
in the battle. Rool disputes the decision and he fights with Toomak in a
ritualised battle. On the brink of victory, Toomak spares his brotherís
life. Toomak decides to leave, taking Nala and half the tribe with him.
Consumed with hatred for his brother, Rool decides to track Toomak down.
Rool and his men are attacked by a forest tribe, but are rescued by Toomak.
Rool, still hating his brother, abducts Nala. Toomak chases after Rool.
At the top of a cliff, Rool stakes Nala to a pyre. Toomak and Rool fight
whilst Nala frees herself (only to be caught in the grasp of a python).
Toomak saves Nala whilst the mute girl stabs Rool, sending
him falling to his death.