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Return of the Ape Man (1944)

Approved  |   |  Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi  |  17 July 1944 (USA)
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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)... See full summary »

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George Zucco ...
Ape Man
Frank Moran ...
Ape Man
Teala Loring ...
Anne Gilmore (as Judith Gibson)
Tod Andrews ...
Steve Rogers (as Michael Ames)
Mary Currier ...
Mrs. Hilda Gilmore
Eddy Chandler ...
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Ernie Adams ...
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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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When Ape Man carries the women over his shoulder, when he climbs across the wire to get to the other building, its obvious its a dummy over his shoulder not the actual woman. See more »

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Bela Lugosi and an Ape Man
10 October 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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.

I love Bela Lugosi. Not sure if I can say that enough. I have watched five or six films with him in it over the past ten days, and I would gladly watch five or six more. Oh, and I cannot complain about John Carradine either...

What I can complain about is the inclusion of "Moonlight Sonata", but that is just a personal bias. That song has always given me the creeps. There used to be a game called "Alone in the Dark" (a predecessor of Resident Evil) and that song was featured. It has given me the willies ever since.

I should probably write something about the ape man or the actual merits of this film. Let us just say it is pretty much standard. Without Lugosi and Carradine, it would be completely forgettable. But with them, you will enjoy seeing a hairy guy bust out of his cell and have a little prehistoric fun!


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