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Killer Ape (1953)

Approved | | Adventure, Sci-Fi | 15 December 1953 (USA)
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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Carol Thurston ...
Shari
Max Palmer ...
Man Ape
Burt Wenland ...
Ramada
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Andrews
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Mahara
Eddie Foster ...
Achmed
Rory Mallinson ...
Perry
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Norley
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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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15 December 1953 (USA)  »

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De doder van de jungle  »

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One of the more watchable Jungle Jim movies.

Jungle Jim does battle with an evil band of scientists who are capturing wild animals for use in testing a mind control drug. Meanwhile the evil scientists have trespassed into the valley of "The Killer Ape"; a half man, half ape monster that kills all those that enters his domain.

As far as these Jungle Jim movies go, this one is one of my favorites. It's probably the most watchable of all the films in this mostly dreary series. Max Palmer as the strange prehistoric apeman helps enliven this film.


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