6.1/10
272
16 user 6 critic

The Monster and the Girl (1941)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 28 February 1941 (USA)
After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

Director:

Writer:

(story and screenplay)
Reviews
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dr. Cyclops (1940)
Adventure | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mad scientist working in the South American jungle miniaturizes his colleagues when he feels his megalomania is threatened.

Director: Ernest B. Schoedsack
Stars: Albert Dekker, Thomas Coley, Janice Logan
Adventure | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

An ancient mummy is revived to destroy the invaders of the 3,000 year-old tomb of an Egyptian princess.

Director: Christy Cabanne
Stars: Dick Foran, Peggy Moran, Wallace Ford
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

When an artist is blinded, his fiancée's father offers an operation to restore his sight. When the benefactor suddenly dies, the artist becomes a suspect.

Director: Reginald Le Borg
Stars: Lon Chaney Jr., Jean Parker, Paul Kelly
The Black Cat (1941)
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Elderly Henrietta Winslow lives in an isolated mansion with her housekeeper and beloved cats. As her health fails, her greedy relatives gather in anticipation of her death.

Director: Albert S. Rogell
Stars: Basil Rathbone, Hugh Herbert, Broderick Crawford
Drama | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The juice of a rare Tibetan flower is the only thing that keeps Dr. Glendon from turning into a werewolf during a full moon.

Director: Stuart Walker
Stars: Henry Hull, Warner Oland, Valerie Hobson
Comedy | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

When an eccentric family meets in their uncle's remote, decaying mansion on the tenth anniversary of his death for the reading of his will, murder and madness follow.

Director: Elliott Nugent
Stars: Bob Hope, Paulette Goddard, John Beal
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Scientist becomes obsessed with the idea of communicating with his dead wife.

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Boris Karloff, Anne Revere, Amanda Duff
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

Two ghosts who were mistakenly branded as traitors during the Revolutionary War return to 20th century New England to retrieve a letter from George Washington which would prove their ... See full summary »

Director: Charles Barton
Stars: Bud Abbott, Lou Costello, Marjorie Reynolds
Certificate: Passed Crime | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A monomaniacal zoologist is pathologically jealous of his beautiful but unfaithful wife Evelyn and will not stop short of murder to keep her.

Director: A. Edward Sutherland
Stars: Charles Ruggles, Lionel Atwill, Gail Patrick
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

A Giant Octopus, whose feeding habits have been affected by radiation from H-Bomb tests, rises from the Mindanao Deep to terrorize the California Coast.

Director: Robert Gordon
Stars: Kenneth Tobey, Faith Domergue, Donald Curtis
Certificate: Passed Drama | Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mad scientist turns a man into an electrically-controlled monster to do his bidding.

Director: George Waggner
Stars: Lionel Atwill, Lon Chaney Jr., Anne Nagel
Larceny, Inc. (1942)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Three ex-cons buy a luggage shop to tunnel into the bank vault next door. But despite all they can do, the shop prospers...

Director: Lloyd Bacon
Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Jane Wyman, Broderick Crawford
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Robert Paige ...
...
W. S. Bruhl
...
Deacon
Onslow Stevens ...
J. Stanley McMasters
George Zucco ...
Dr. Parry
Rod Cameron ...
Sam Daniels
Phillip Terry ...
Scot Webster
...
Sleeper
...
Tom Dugan ...
Captain Alton
Willard Robertson ...
Lieutenant Strickland
Minor Watson ...
Judge Pulver
George Meader ...
Dr. Knight
...
Leon Beecher 'Tips' Stokes
Edit

Storyline

Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W.S. Bruhl. When Scot comes to Bruhl's rented room, one of the gangster's henchmen collapses into his hands, killed by a gunman. The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears. Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge... Written by Mattias Thuresson

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

SHOCK-CRAMMED! THRILL-LOADED PUNCH-PACKED! (original ad-all caps) See more »


Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

28 February 1941 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

D.O.A.  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Working title: "D.O.A." See more »

Goofs

When the dog comes out into the alley and looks up at the ape/monster the camera pans up the side of the apartment building. However, mid-pan the scene apparently jumps to another shot/location as there is a break in the pan. See more »

Quotes

Bailiff: Do you solemnly swear that the testimony you're about to give will be the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God?
Leon Beecher 'Tips' Stokes: Certainly.
See more »

Connections

Featured in Svengoolie: The Monster and the Girl (2014) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Paramount makes a rare excursion into Universal territory
17 April 2011 | by (Youngstown,Ohio) – See all my reviews

1940's THE MONSTER AND THE GIRL, not to be confused with Republic's 1944 THE LADY AND THE MONSTER, was a rare Paramount excursion into Universal horror territory. This was the studio that brought genre fans the 1931 DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE, 1932's ISLAND OF LOST SOULS, 1933's MURDERS IN THE ZOO, 1939's DR. CYCLOPS, and 1940's THE MAD DOCTOR, all quite distinctive and respectable. Leonard Maltin's review praises the originality of the white slavery angle, depicting how poor Ellen Drew is lured into a life of prostitution, while her brother (Phillip Terry) is executed for a murder he didn't commit, donating his brain to Dr. Parry (the great George Zucco) to use in a surgical procedure that puts his mind in the body of a gorilla. Maltin dismisses the mad doctor stuff as clichéd, but the truth is, all the characters are strictly by the numbers; it's quite possible that if it consisted of one storyline over the other, the results would never be remembered today. Like Boris Karloff in Warners' 1936 THE WALKING DEAD, the vicious racketeers are marked for death from beyond the grave, and the second half of the film shows how the gorilla (Charles Gemora) manages to escape detection as it travels around town, executing all the gangsters with virtually no interference, aided by his faithful dog (!). This is not A BOY AND HIS DOG, and it really is better than it sounds, it's only disappointing in that little is made of Zucco's experiment, and his role is very small. Best of all is Charles Gemora's sensitive portrayal of a gorilla with a human mind, and it is excellent; it couldn't have been easy to act in such a costume, but it looks as good as any from old Hollywood, and is light years superior to Emil Van Horn's embarrassment in Bela Lugosi's THE APE MAN. A remarkable cast of familiar faces make this an easy watch, apart from the condescending Paul Lukas, whose accent was no match for Lugosi's (surely he would have been available). Look fast for unbilled Edward Van Sloan, veteran of Dracula, FRANKENSTEIN, and THE MUMMY, playing the prison warden who helps Zucco get the plot moving toward its inevitable climax (Zucco proved to be even busier than Lionel Atwill in that department).


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
ok...... snoopy7729
Did Billy Wilder see this? jarnoldfan
Discuss The Monster and the Girl (1941) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?