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Captive Wild Woman (1943)

 -  Horror | Sci-Fi  -  4 June 1943 (USA)
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An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human...even though it costs human life.

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Fred Mason
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A mad scientist transplants human glands into a gorilla, turning the ape into a beautiful young woman (Acquanetta). However, a severe emotional jolt soon reverts her back into her primitive self with disastrous consequences. Written by Jeremy Lunt <durlinlunt@acadia.net>

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A human form with animal instincts! See more »

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4 June 1943 (USA)  »

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A Cativa Selvagem  »

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Milburn Stone, generally used by Universal as a supporting player, played the lead because his wiry frame and naturally curly hair matched the archival shots of Beatty. See more »

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The same shot of two lions fighting in a circus cage that is used about 12 minutes into the film is re-utilized near the end of the film during the storm sequence. See more »

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Poor Paula!
26 October 2013 | by (North America) – See all my reviews

John Carradine plays insane Dr. Walters, who is obsessed with his human gland experiments, where he turns a female ape named Cheela into a beautiful woman he names Paula Dupree(played by Acquanetta)! She was in the circus run by Fred Mason(played by Milburn Stone) whom she is in love with, but is driven to murderous rage when she discovers that he is already involved with Beth Colman(played by Evelyn Ankers). How will this unlikely soap opera turn out? Utterly preposterous film with absurd science and hokey plot. Sad to see perennial Universal Studios "scream queen" Evelyn Ankers wasted here. Amazingly, the first of a trilogy!(though the last two are not on DVD).


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