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One of Our Dinosaurs Is Missing (1976)

Youngsters who like their prehistoric monsters to rampage around theme parks aren’t going to be particularly impressed by this offering from Disney, in which a top-secret formula is hidden by aristocrat Derek Nimmo inside the skeleton of a dinosaur at the Natural History Museum in London in the 1920s.

There’s not even a sniff of a velociraptor, but there is Peter Ustinov as a Chinese agent and Helen Hayes leading a gang of nannies that even Mary Poppins would be hard-pressed to join.

A couple of kung fu fights, a very silly car chase and some wildly over-the-top acting help liven things up.


Hnup Wan
Peter Ustinov
Helen Hayes
Clive Revill
Lord Southmere
Derek Nimmo
Joan Sims
Fan Choy
Bernard Bresslaw
Natasha Pyne
Superintendent Grubbs
Roy Kinnear
BJ Spence
Joss Ackland
Deryck Guyler
Lord Castleberry
Andrew Dove
Max Harris

Robert Stevenson