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Return of the Ape Man (1944)

While on an Arctic expedition, two scientists find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him home to their laboratory, but decide that in order to fully utilize (and control)... See full summary »

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George Zucco ...
Ape Man
Frank Moran ...
Ape Man
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Anne Gilmore (as Judith Gibson)
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Steve Rogers (as Michael Ames)
Mary Currier ...
Mrs. Hilda Gilmore
Eddy Chandler ...
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Tramp, Willie the Weasel
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While on an Arctic expedition, two scientists find the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman. They bring him home to their laboratory, but decide that in order to fully utilize (and control) him, they must transplant a more developed brain into the caveman. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Something new in horror -- SUSPANIM -- suspended animation! See more »

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17 July 1944 (USA)  »

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A Volta do Homem Gorila  »

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George Zucco was hired for the part of the Ape Man and showed up for initial costume fittings and preliminary make-up applications, but he fell ill prior to shooting and was replaced by Frank Moran. However, his contract required that he receive third billing, so even though he appears in the film for only a few seconds*, he is still billed third. He does appear in some lobby cards, however, and there are publicity photos taken of him in full costume and make-up. (*Keen eyed viewers will spot him in the initial scenes of the dormant ape-man lying on Dexter's lab table. Frank Moran takes over just as creature stirs and wakes up). He did recover to join Bela Lugosi and John Carradine in the follow-up, "Voodoo Man." See more »

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A Fun Poverty Row Quickie
18 May 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

How can I not like this film? Bela Lugosi, John Carradine, & George Zucco stars in this fun poverty row quickie. The film lasts around an hour and it's an enjoyable watch.

We have Bela Lugosi as the mad scientist Prof. Dexter who is experimenting with a the frozen body of a prehistoric caveman (George Zucco) - that is thawed out and now living. Prof. John Gilmore (John Carradine) is right beside Dexter but Dexter has plans of his own! Everything becomes a fun romp as we usually expect from these films.

Really a good way to enjoy and hour three classic horror favorites .

7.5/10


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