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David Duncan (written by)
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Release Date:
1 May 1959 (Finland) See more »
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Chills! Thrills! See more »
Plot:
The blood of a primitive fish exposed to gamma rays causes a benign research professor to regress to an ape-like, bloodthirsty prehistoric hominid. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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(2 articles)
Forgotten B&W Horror #12: Monster on the Campus
 (From Obsessed with Film. 16 October 2012, 3:02 AM, PDT)

Week 213: Men Into Apes!
 (From Trailers from Hell. 26 September 2011, 5:27 PM, PDT)

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Just plain bad science. Otherwise a fun film. See more (38 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Arthur Franz ... Prof. Donald Blake

Joanna Moore ... Madeline Howard
Judson Pratt ... Lt. Mike Stevens
Nancy Walters ... Sylvia Lockwood

Troy Donahue ... Jimmy Flanders
Phil Harvey ... Sgt. Powell
Helen Westcott ... Nurse Molly Riordan
Alexander Lockwood ... Prof. Gilbert Howard

Whit Bissell ... Dr. Oliver Cole
Ross Elliott ... Sgt. Eddie Daniels
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Anne Anderson ... Student (uncredited)
Louis Cavalier ... Student (uncredited)
Richard H. Cutting ... Tom Edwards - Forest Ranger (uncredited)
Eddie Parker ... Donald as a Monster (uncredited)
Hank Patterson ... Townsend - Night Watchman (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... Student (uncredited)

Directed by
Jack Arnold 
 
Writing credits
David Duncan (written by)

Produced by
Joseph Gershenson .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Russell Metty 
 
Film Editing by
Ted J. Kent 
 
Art Direction by
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Russell A. Gausman 
Julia Heron 
 
Makeup Department
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
Jack Kevan .... creature designer (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marshall Green .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Leslie I. Carey .... sound
Joe Lapis .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Clifford Stine .... special photography
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bill Thomas .... costume supervisor
 
Music Department
Paul Dessau .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Irving Gertz .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
William Lava .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Henry Mancini .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Hans J. Salter .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Frank Skinner .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
Herman Stein .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
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77 min
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Mono (Westrex Recording System)
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Arthur Franz only played Prof. Donald Blake. Once the makeup transformation scenes were over, stuntman Eddie Parker did every scene as the Monster.See more »
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Factual errors: Dragonflies do not 'buzz' like houseflies or bees; their wing beats are too slow.See more »
Quotes:
Professor Donald Blake:Unless we learn to control the instincts we/ve inherited from our ape-like ancestors, the race is doomed.
Madeline Howard:Why don't you learn to control your instincts and stop being so pessimistic?
Professor Donald Blake:You know, you're right, and when I look at you, the future's very bright.
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Just plain bad science. Otherwise a fun film., 5 March 2007
Author: Randy Scholl from Minnesota

A previous commentator writes that: "The story is totally ludicrous and a feeble, shameless attempt to promote evolution. Only a leftist loony would believe this stuff."

Just to set the record straight, the concept of "evolution" promoted by the film is a gross distortion of actual evolutionary theory, suggesting as it does that evolution involves some sort of mystical forces and that certain so-called "living fossils" contain some sort of substance which somehow counteracts these forces. None of this actually makes in any sense, however, in terms of the actual science.

To sum up, evolutionary theory is perfectly valid science, and there's nothing particularly shameful about promoting it as science, contrary to what the above poster might think. OTOH, the movie's conception of what evolution actually means is just plain silly.

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