Veteran comedy producer Hal Roach decided to try a change of pace, creating this epic about the early days of mankind. The story concerns two tribes, the warlike mountain dwellers known as the Klang People, and the more peaceful beach folk who are called the Shell People. Chaney, the
grizzled oppressive patriarch of the Klang People, has a falling out with his son, Mature, and banishes him from the tribe. Wandering alone, Mature is forced to fend off several "dinosaurs" (lizards made up to look mean and then matted into the frame to appear enormous) before finding the lair of
the Shell People. The kindly beachcombers take the big lug in and soon one of the women, L...