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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.

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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

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IT'S A SPINE-TINGLING SENSATION! A monster on the loose...and a whole city in terror! (original ad) See more »


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Phillip Terry was married to Joan Crawford from 1942 to 1946 and was the adoptive father or Christina Crawford. See more »

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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 »

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Henchman: Looks like I'm not the only thorn in your side.
W. S. Bruhl: Yes, but you're my favorite thorn.
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Featured in Landis, Baker and Burns (2011) See more »

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Good premise, but not fully brought out.
8 January 2001 | by See all my reviews

Scot Webster is looking for his brother-in-law who mysteriously left his wife and left her in at the hands of a racketeer and his mob. Webster is later set up with the murder of a mob enemy, convicted and set to die, but swears revenge on those who set him up. He donates his brain to science and it is later put into an ape, which proceeds to carry out Webster's venegance. The plot sounds pretty good for its genre, but the Webster's trial takes up a little too much time plus the scenes with the ape just seem to be lacking the excitement that this movie should generate. 5 out of 10.


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