Baby: Secret of The Lost Legend 1985 ***

The sight of Downtown Abbey creator Julian Fellowes being chased by an angry dinosaur is just one of the choice moments in Bill L Norton’s creature feature, a daffy adventure romp with William Katt and Sean Young as the protectors of Baby, a dinosaur whose mother is captured by big game hunter Eric Kiviat (The Prisoner’s Patrick McGoohan). Shot on the Ivory Coast, Norton’s film is a handsome production, with interesting looking dinosaurs; presumably a mixture of men in suits and animatronics, they look surprisingly tactile if plastic. Saddled with an awful title, Baby sunk without trace, but offers a wealth of unusual scenes, with Fellowes probably keen not to be remembered for his role as Nigel, Dinosaur Hunter.


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