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Bedtime for Bonzo ()


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A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and professional reputation by using a laboratory chimpanzee to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.

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Prof. Peter Boyd
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Jane Linden
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Prof. Hans Neumann
Lucille Barkley ...
Dr. Valerie Tillinghast
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Babcock
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Dean Tillinghast
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Police Lt. Daggett (as Herburt Vigran)
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Knucksy Breckenridge
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Professor Fosdick (as Ed Clark)
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Policeman Bill (as Ed Gargan)
Joel Friedkin ...
Mr. DeWitt
Brad Browne ...
Chief of Police
Elizabeth Flournoy ...
Miss Swithen (as Elizabeth Flourney)
Howard Banks ...
Policeman
Perc Launders ...
Fireman
Brad Johnson ...
Student
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Student (as Bill Mauch)
Ann Tyrrell ...
Telephone Operator
Bonzo ...
Bonzo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ginger Anderson ...
Coed (uncredited)
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Coed (uncredited)
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Student Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
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Girl in Car (uncredited)
Larry Carr ...
Student (uncredited)
Larry Crane ...
Student (uncredited)
John Daheim ...
Fireman (uncredited)
Irmgard Dawson ...
Operator (uncredited)
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Paperboy (uncredited)
Jack Gargan ...
Teacher (uncredited)
Ed Jarga ...
Policeman (uncredited)
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Teacher (uncredited)
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Trailer Narrator (uncredited) (voice)
Chip Perrin ...
Student (uncredited)
Purv Pullen ...
Minor Role (uncredited) (voice)
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Coed (uncredited)
Steve Wayne ...
Student (uncredited)
Lawrence A. Williams ...
Teacher (uncredited)

Directed by

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Frederick De Cordova ... (as Frederick de Cordova)

Written by

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Ted Berkman ... (story)
 
Raphael Blau ... (story) (as Raphael David Blau)
 
Lou Breslow ... ()
 
Val Burton ... ()

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Michael Kraike ... producer (as Michel Kraike)

Music by

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Frank Skinner

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Carl E. Guthrie ... (as Carl Guthrie)

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Ted J. Kent

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Bernard Herzbrun
Eric Orbom

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Russell A. Gausman
Ruby R. Levitt

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Rosemary Odell ... (gowns)

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

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Joseph E. Kenney ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Leslie I. Carey ... sound
Joe Lapis ... sound

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Joan Joseff ... costume jeweller (uncredited)

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Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

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Plot Summary

Professor Peter Boyd's engagement to the Dean's daughter is upset by the revelation that his father was a habitual convict. To prove the Dean's genetic theory of inherited traits as wrong, Boyd starts a 'secret' experiment. He borrows the science department's chimpanzee with the goal of showing that it is one's environment that affects your reaction to right and wrong. Written by Richard Stephens

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Taglines The funniest new idea on film since "FRANCIS!" See more »
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Also Known As
  • Sengetid for Bonzo (Denmark)
  • Bonzo - apinalurjus (Finland)
  • Bonzo (Portugal)
  • Bonzo, o sofos himpatzis (Greece)
  • Apan August på äventyr (Sweden)
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  • 83 min
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Trivia Often used by Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show (1962) when Ronald Reagan was president partly because the former president was directed by Frederick De Cordova who was also the producer of The Tonight Show. See more »
Goofs When Bonzo is passed through the window, he has a skirt on that soon disappears. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in It's Showtime (1976). See more »
Quotes Peter Boyd: By golly, I'm the richest man in six counties.
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