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After wandering in the heat of the desert for days, three men find an oasis and go skinny dipping. Only rear nudity is shown.

In a court room scene, the leader of the apes orders the ape guards to strip the main character. Only rear nudity is shown.

One female character's costume doesn't completely cover both breasts and consists of a patch of clothing held on by ragged strands. Below her waist she wears a rag wrap that covers little more than a pair of panties would. Cleavage is shown.

During One scene when the main character gets briefly dragged, his cloth hikes JP and an area of near or his privates are briefly seen for a second

6.5/10 (For a G rated movie)

A few gun battles, fought between humans and apes. A few apes are shot, but no blood.

In one scene, ape cavalry charge out wielding rifles and start shooting random humans. A character is shot through the head (blood). Another character is shot through the neck (blood splatters). Several humans are shot into the river. The apes proceed to use clubs and whips to beat several humans to death, and capture others.

The apes terrorize humans by spraying hoses onto them, and the humans cry out in pain.

The apes beat the main character several times, using clubs and their fists. He tries to fight back but yells with every blow.

A human takes an ape captive and holds a gun to his head.

The main character is threatened by apes with castration. He manages to escape them before it gets done.


Several uses of damn and hell

One use of goddamn


Some of the apes smoke pipes


Nothing too frightening or intense here, except where the apes massacre, beat up and/or whip humans.

There is a scene in a museum where there are many dead stuffed humans in different exhibits, and the main character notices that one human is his friend who was killed earlier in a raid.

The apes enjoy spraying helpless humans with hoses, and the humans cry out in pain.

There is one scene of a dead corpse that has shrivelled up and looks decayed near the beginning. It may be creepy to some.

The end scene might be depressing and shocking.

This movie got away with a bit for a "G" rated movie.

MPAA/USA - Rated G (no reason provided).

BBFC/UK - Rated PG (moderate sci-fi violence, infrequent mild horror, brief nudity).

Argentina:Atp / Australia:PG / Australia:A (original rating) / Brazil:12 / Canada:G (Manitoba/Quebec) / Canada:A (Nova Scotia) / Canada:PG (Ontario) / Canada:PG (video rating) / Finland:K-16 / Germany:12 / Iceland:L / Ireland:G / Netherlands:12 / Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) / New Zealand:PG / Norway:16 (1968) / Peru:Apt / Portugal:M/12 / Singapore:PG / Spain:T / Sweden:15 / UK:A (original rating) / UK:PG (video rating) / USA:G (DVD/Blu-Ray Rating) / USA:G (Digital Streaming) / USA:G (certificate #21593) / West Germany:12

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