Two Lost Worlds

Friends! I am so happy to announce that I managed to track down actress Gloria Petroff (now Adler), who starred in Two Lost Worlds (1950), and she kindly answered a number of questions about the making of the movie, and about it’s enigmatic producer, Boris Petroff, her father. The article is now updated with the interview with Gloria. If you have read the review earlier, please scroll down about three fourths of the article to the cast and crew presentations for the comments from Gloria.

A huge thank you to Gloria Adler, and to Boris Petroff’s grandson Brendan Petroff for putting us in touch!

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(1/10) In 1950 former ballet master and style adviser to Mae West, Boris Petroff, produced a bewildering mishmash of pirates, Australian farm romance, western action and slurpasaurs starring later TV star James Arness. Two Lost Worlds is a low-budget patch job with new dialogue scenes edited to fit action sequences from at least three other movies. 

THIS ARTICLE IS UPDATED ON MAY 5, 2020 WITH ANSWERS FROM ACTRESS GLORIA (PETROFF) ADLER. SCROLL DOWN TO THE CAST AND CREW PRESENTATION FOR GLORIA’S INPUT.

Two Lost Worlds. 1950, USA. Directed by Norman Dawn. Written by Boris Petroff, Tom Hubbard, Phyllis Parker, Bill Shaw. Starring: James Arness, Kasey Rogers, Bill Kennedy, Gloria Petroff, Jane Harlan, Dan Riss, Michael Rye. Produced by Boris Petroff. IMDb: 4.4/10. Rotten Tomatoes: N/A. Metacritic: N/A. 

1950_two_lost_worlds_001I’ll begin this article by citing one of my favourite critics, Robin Bailes of Dark Corners; “Nobody expects a B…

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