Wheeler, a tourist-hunter in the California High Sierras, is not believed by the patrons of Webb's Cafe when he claims to have run across a live tiger with tusks. Among the scoffers is game-warden Oakes - until he is driving home later that night and the critter hops on the hood of his car. Oakes convinces a skeptical Dr. Harkness, state university zoologist, to come to the small town to investigate. At Webbs', Harkness meets Ruth, fiancée of Prof. Groves who maintains his home and lab outside the town, and thru her meets Groves' daughter, Jan. Groves himself is down in the city, angrily trying to convince the Naturalists' Society of the truth of his theory that the size of skull and brain equate with intelligence, and therefore Neanderthal man was equal, if not superior, to Homo sapiens. He is rejected, and by the time he returns home, seems completely unhinged, rejecting his fiancée and secluding himself in his lab. There, he has developed a serum with which he is experimenting. ... Written by
Rich Wannen <RichWannen@worldnet.att.net>
What primitive passions...what mad desires drove him on...? He held them all in the grip of deadly terror...nothing could keep him from the woman he claimed as his own!
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The saber-toothed tiger's long fangs aren't shown as it's walking around, but does show when he jumps on a car and in other scenes. See more
Dr. Ross Harkness
[referring to Groves
He tampered with things beyond his province... beyond what any man should do... and if it was madness, well... those whom the gods would destroy... they first make mad!
Even though he has top billing, Robert Shayne's name is misspelled as "Robert Shane." See more