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Killer Ape (1953)

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Nasty white hunters are testing out their germ warfare weapons using wild animals in Africa ... until they run into Jungle Jim.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Carol Thurston ...
Shari
Max Palmer ...
Man Ape
Burt Wenland ...
Ramada
Nestor Paiva ...
Andrews
Paul Marion ...
Mahara
Eddie Foster ...
Achmed
Rory Mallinson ...
Perry
Ray Corrigan ...
Norley
Nick Stuart ...
Maron
Tamba ...
Tamba the Chimp
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Jungle Jim is accused to the murder of a native who has been providing a mad scientist with innocent animals to be used in his experiments. The killing was actually committed by a ferocious "Man-Ape" that is terrorizing the jungle. Written by Marty McKee <mmckee@wkio.com>

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DRUG-MAD BEASTS RAVAGE HUMAN PREY!

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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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15 December 1953 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

De doder van de jungle  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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And the Oscar goes to: Johnny Weissmuller for 'Killer Ape'!
20 November 1999 | by (Oakland CA) – See all my reviews

Just kidding. Anyone who's watched a Jungle Jim film--or, for that matter, an MGM Tarzan that isn't Tarzan the Ape Man or Tarzan and his Mate---know that Johnny Weissmuller was probably the worst actor to ever strut his stuff in Hollywood (well, until Keanu Reeves came along). Here he's outacted by a tall gentlemen wearing particularly poor makeup who plays the Killer Ape of the title. He really looks more like a caveman with fluffy boots, but whatever. Once again the natives are all white and there's plenty of stock footage courtesy Sam Katzman's penny-pinching ways.


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