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The Monster Walks (1932)

People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape.

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(as Frank Strayer)

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(story), (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
... Dr. Ted Clayton
... Ruth Earlton
... Robert Earlton
... Hanns Krug
... Mrs. Emma 'Tanty' Krug
... Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy)
... Exodus (as Sleep n' Eat)
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Storyline

A doctor, who keeps an ape for medical studies, dies and his daughter inherits his estate. Her uncle, a paralytic, working through his natural son by the housekeeper, plans her death, and the ape may or may not be involved. However, the plan does have a problem or two in its execution. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Horror | Mystery

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10 February 1932 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El monstruo asesino  »

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Trivia

The film was originally refused a UK cinema certificate in 1932, and released uncut and PG rated in 2010. See more »

Quotes

[upon being informed that he'll sleep in the basement next to the ape's cage]
Exodus: Get me an umbrella and I'll sleep on the roof!
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Featured in Sophie and the Rising Sun (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Played on the violin as part of the plot
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Slow and Corny
9 June 2015 | by See all my reviews

This movie is slow & corny. It's not a good film but does have enough strangeness to be slightly entertaining in a boring sort of way. Overall the film is, well, boring. There are moments of slightly weird entertainment.

Some of the film posters for the movie shows what appears to be a gorilla but it is not a gorilla - it is a chimpanzee named Yogi that is screeching and escapes into the rest of the house.

The acting is stiff - very wooden, the plot & story are weak and the overall scariness is zero.

This movie I can say is easy to pass up because you are not missing anything if you do decide to pass over this film. If you do decide to watch this movie - don't expect much out of it because there is very little entertainment to get out of this film.

2/10


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