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The Ape Woman ()

La donna scimmia (original title)
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A modest Neapolitan man meets a young woman with excessive hairiness. He exhibits her at fairs and marries her.It is after marriage that he receives a tempting offer from a French manager.

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Antonio Focaccia
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Maria
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Majoroni
Filippo Pompa Marcelli ...
Bruno
Ermelinda De Felice ...
Sister Furgonicino (as Linda De Felice)
Elvira Paolini ...
Chambermaid
Ugo Rossi ...
Ponszoner
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Eva Belami

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Marco Ferreri

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Rafael Azcona ... ()
 
Marco Ferreri ... ()

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Carlo Ponti ... producer

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Teo Usuelli

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Aldo Tonti

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Mario Serandrei

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Piero Tosi

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Iole Cecchini ... hair stylist
Alberto De Rossi ... makeup artist

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Giancarlo Santi ... assistant director

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Alessandro Biancani ... audio restorer
Primiano Muratori ... sound

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Walter Limot ... still photographer

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Taglines He found her ... made love to her ... turned her into a side-show and discovered she was a woman. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le mari de la femme à barbe (France)
  • The Ape Woman (United States)
  • Se acabó el negocio (Spain)
  • Kobieta-malpa (Poland)
  • Apkvinnan (Sweden)
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  • 93 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Based on the life of Julia Pastrana, a Mexican sideshow performer in the 1800s. As shown in this film (which was not shown in the version released in Paris), Julia died giving birth to a son with her condition, and her husband/manager exhibited their mummified bodies as a sideshow. See more »
Movie Connections Referenced in Playboy: The Story of X (1998). See more »

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