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The Ape Man (1943)

Passed | | Action, Drama, Horror | 5 March 1943 (USA)
A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Director:

William Beaudine

Writers:

Karl Brown (story "They Creep in the Dark"), Barney A. Sarecky (screenplay) (as Barney Sarecky)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Bela Lugosi ... Dr. James Brewster
Louise Currie ... Billie Mason
Wallace Ford ... Jeff B. Carter
Henry Hall ... Dr. George Randall
Minerva Urecal ... Agatha Brewster
Emil Van Horn Emil Van Horn ... The Ape
J. Farrell MacDonald ... Police CaptainO'Brien (as J. Farrel MacDonald)
Wheeler Oakman ... Police Detective Brady
Ralph Littlefield Ralph Littlefield ... Zippo
Jack Mulhall ... Reporter
Charles Jordan Charles Jordan ... Police Detective O'Toole
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Storyline

Conducting weird scientific experiments, crazed Dr. James Brewster, aided by his colleague Dr. Randall, has managed to transform himself into a hairy, stooped-over ape-man. Desperately seeking a cure, Brewster believes only an injection of recently-drawn human spinal fluid will prove effective. With Randall refusing to help him, it falls to Brewster and his captive gorilla to find appropriate donors. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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No one is safe from the cruel desires of this inhuman fiend!


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gorilla Strikes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Banner Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 19 days. See more »

Goofs

At the 40-minute mark, as Jeff Carter is walking through a doorway he removes his hat twice. See more »

Quotes

Agatha Brewster: Most spirits are honest, gentle and kind, and only want to bring happiness to humans. But a few are evil and, having been wicked in life, are wicked in death, and only haunt the scenes of desperate crimes, reveling in murder.
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Featured in Keeper of the City (1991) See more »

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Fun with Bela!
12 April 2003 | by clemenza51See all my reviews

I'm so pleased that everyone who bothered to comment on this film did so in a positive light. It really is a lot of fun and,for what it's worth,the Alpha DVD release is the best print I've seen to date,and is extremely affordable,although I wouldn't be adverse to spending top dollar for,oh let's say,a Criterion release. Well,I can dream,can't I?


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