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Don Stewart ... Markov
Jennifer Houlton ... Ellen
Howard Segal ... David
Regina Carrol ... Kate
Joe Cirillo ... Kirk
Mark Weston ... Stoney
Charles Reynolds ... Dr. Poole
Diane Kettering ... Kim
Missy Crutchfield ... Girl in Car (as Missy O'Shea)
Ron De Marco ... Dr. Poole's Assistant (as Ron DeMarco)
Farzene Habib ... Nurse Ranya
Earl Vedder ... Gus / Clarence
Mike Allen ... Sheriff
Sgt. Willis ... Deputy
Gordon Peterson Jr. ... Shorty
Philip Morris ... Barker #1
Stanley Harin ... Barker #2
Richard Haskell ... Orderly #2
Angie Brenson ... Clown
Galla ... Nurse
Linda Sherwood ... Alex (voice)
David Pendleton ... Poole (voice)
Trudi the Chimp ... Alexander the Great

Directed by
Al Adamson 
Writing credits
Mark Weston (screenplay) &
Bob Levine (screenplay)

Elvin Feltner (original story)

Produced by
Elvin Feltner .... producer
Bob Levine .... associate producer (as Robert J. Levine)
Dennis Murphy .... line producer
Original Music by
Martin St. Lawrence 
Cinematography by
Darrell Cathcart (director of photography) (as Darryl Cathcart)
Film Editing by
James Abeles  (as Jim Abeles)
Set Decoration by
Sara Robbins 
Makeup Department
Barbara Galloway .... makeup artist
Production Management
Edwin Picker .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Reynolds .... assistant director
Sound Department
Eli Haviv .... sound effects
Bob Sherwood .... dubbing engineer
Dennis Woods .... sound engineer
Al Yelton .... sound assistant
Jim Kuykendall .... stunt driver
Jerry Rushing .... stunt driver
Camera and Electrical Department
Ben Dolphin .... lighting director
Fritz Jon Goforth .... key grip (as Fritz Goforth)
Jimmy Hammett .... gaffer
Rodger Painter .... still photographer
Jeff Reep .... grip
Robbie Shue .... grip
Phil Smoot .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Alice Taylor .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Dick Cohen .... negative cutter (as Dick Cohn)
Music Department
Susan Hoover .... lyrics
Martin St. Lawrence .... conductor
Other crew
Mike Allen .... studio liaison: E.O.
Chester Collins .... public relations
Dawn Freer .... script girl
Galla .... production assistant
Marilyn Heir .... production secretary
Jake Morgan .... location chef
Gene Poole .... production assistant
Aleta Spangler .... production secretary
Sandler Witlin .... designer: capes
Crew believed to be complete

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Al Adamson Goes Ape, 27 July 2011
Author: wes-connors from Earth

Carnival magician Don Stewart (as Markov) is fired from his job, but gets it back when he makes his talking chimpanzee companion "Trudi" (as Alexander) part of the act. The attention has a bad side effect when "Alex" is chimp-napped by a mad scientist and jealous lion tamer who think he may be the missing link. Director Al Adamson's wife Regina "Gena" Carrol (as Kate) is Mr. Stewart's bosomy assistant. Fortunately, Stewart kept his day job on "The Guiding Light" serial. Even more fortunately, Mr. Adamson's threatened sequel "More Carnival Magic" (1982) did not materialize.

*** Carnival Magic (1981) Al Adamson ~ Don Stewart, Jennifer Houlton, Howard Segal, Mark Weston

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