A young man visits his fiancée in a remote French villa where her scientist father resides. There he meets Noel, Dr. Renault's mysterious assistant, who has a strange attraction to Renault's daughter. Soon he learns Noel's true identity: he is an ape that was turned into a man by Renault's bizarre experiments! Written by
Jeremy Lunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Why does the story take place in France?The atmosphere of the inn where Larry enters at the beginning of the film is more that of an English pub : a customer playing darts in a French café?The same goes for the Bastille Day celebration : the dances are closer to American country and western than to French Valses Musette ;and where are the fireworks?the firecrackers?
This is minor quibble;only a French can notice such things.J.Caroll Naish 's part is not unlike Peter Lorre's tormented characters.The script is some cross between "Frankenstein" and "Beauty and the Beast" ,and is thus rather derivative.But as the movie is short (less than an hour ,probably part of a double-feature at the time) ,we are not bored at all.
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