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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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Evelyn Ankers ...
Beth Colman
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Fred Mason
Lloyd Corrigan ...
John Whipple
Fay Helm ...
Nurse Strand
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Dorothy Colman (as Martha MacVicar)
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Curley, a rube
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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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Horror | Sci-Fi

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4 June 1943 (USA)  »

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A Cativa Selvagem  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Relies extensively on the use of archive footage from The Big Cage (1933). 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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31 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This film gets an unfair bad rap sometimes, mainly because of the inferior sequels. In reality it is a great change of pace from other Universal Horror films. Yes it did utilize some animal footage from another film, but it had plenty of its own new shot sequences with the lions/tigers.

Hats off to John Carradine for turning in one of his best, if not THE best horror film role he did. Evelyn Ankers is in fine form as usual. The ape womans transition is nicely done and the character was unique in the Universal Horror series. This along with Man Made Monster deserve better praise and discussion since many of the other films have been discussed endlessly in books and magazines.

10/10!


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