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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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Shari
Max Palmer ...
Man Ape
Burt Wenland ...
Ramada
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Andrews
Paul Marion ...
Mahara
Eddie Foster ...
Achmed
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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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Adventure | Sci-Fi

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15 December 1953 (USA)  »

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De doder van de jungle  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Follows Voodoo Tiger (1952) See more »

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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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