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One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing

5.2
336
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Original title
One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing
Year
Running time
94 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Bill Walsh
Music
Ron Goodwin
Cinematography
Paul Beeson
Cast
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Producer
Walt Disney
Genre
Comedy. Adventure | 1920s. Family-friendly
Synopsis / Plot
This is a light, frothy family comedy that revolves around British Lord Southmere (Derek Nimmo), who has smuggled a piece of microfilm containing "Lotus X" out of China. Once back in England, he is followed by Chinese spies. Lord Southmere escapes into the Natural History Museum and hides the microfilm on a dinosaur skeleton. After doing so, he receives a rather nasty bump on the head that leaves him dazed. As luck would have it, his old nanny, Hettie (Helen Hayes), is also visiting the museum that day, but their reunion is short-lived. Lord Southmere has barely enough time to tell Hettie that he hid the microfilm on a dinosaur, and that she must recover it, before he falls unconscious. Chinese intelligence agent Hnup Wan (Peter Ustinov) captures Southmere. He also wants the microfilm. So the race is on between Hettie and Hnup Wan as to who will find the microfilm first. It's a wacky chase set in the backdrop of foggy London, England. The story is engaging and fun. But as this movie was shot in 1975, there are a few things that are somewhat unsettling, including making all the villains Chinese, and cardboard caricatures at that.
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