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Planet of the Apes ()


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An astronaut crew crash-lands on a planet in the distant future where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species, and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.

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  • Nominated for 2 Oscars. Another 5 wins & 1 nomination.
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George Taylor
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Cornelius
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Zira
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Dr. Zaius
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President of the Assembly
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Honorious
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Nova
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Landon
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Lucius
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Maximus
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Dodge
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Julius
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Hunt Leader
Wright King ...
Dr. Galen
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Minister
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Gene O'Donnell ...
(unconfirmed)
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Gorilla (uncredited)
James Bacon ...
Ape (uncredited)
Erlynn Mary Botelho ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Priscilla Boyd ...
Human #1 (uncredited)
Eldon Burke ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
David Chow ...
Chimpanzee (uncredited)
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Child Ape (uncredited)
Frank Delfino ...
Child Ape (uncredited)
Buddy Douglas ...
Child Ape (uncredited)
Chuck Fisher ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Lars Hensen ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Irvin 'Zabo' Koszewski ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Norma Jean Kron ...
Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Robert Lombardo ...
Gorilla Photographer (uncredited)
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Child Ape (uncredited)
Cass Martin ...
Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Steve Merjanian ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Harry Monty ...
Child Ape (uncredited)
John Quijada ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Smokey Roberds ...
Chimpanzee (uncredited)
Dave Rodgers ...
Gorilla (uncredited)
Jane Ross ...
Human (uncredited)
George Sasaki ...
Chimpanzee (uncredited)
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Child Gorilla (uncredited)
Emory Souza ...
Child Ape (uncredited)
Dianne Stanley ...
Astronaut Stewart (uncredited)
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Gorilla (uncredited)

Directed by

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Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

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Michael Wilson ... (screenplay) and
Rod Serling ... (screenplay)
 
Pierre Boulle ... (novel)
 
John T. Kelley ... (additional dialogue) (uncredited)

Produced by

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Mort Abrahams ... associate producer
Arthur P. Jacobs ... producer

Music by

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Jerry Goldsmith

Cinematography by

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Leon Shamroy ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Hugh S. Fowler

Art Direction by

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William J. Creber ... (as William Creber)
Jack Martin Smith

Set Decoration by

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Norman Rockett ... (set decorations)
Walter M. Scott ... (set decorations)

Costume Design by

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Morton Haack ... (costumes designed by)

Makeup Department

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John Chambers ... creative makeup designer
Edith Lindon ... hairstylist
Ben Nye ... makeup artist
Daniel C. Striepeke ... makeup artist (as Dan Striepeke)
Thomas R. Burman ... assistant make-up artist (uncredited)
Ken Chase ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Peter R.J. Deyell ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Margaret Donovan ... hair styling supervisor (uncredited)
John Enzarella ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Verne Langdon ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Leo Lotito Jr. ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Paul Malcolm ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Eve Newing ... hairdresser (uncredited)
Ken Osborne ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Sharleen Rassi ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Howard Smit ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Maurice Stein ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Josephine Turner ... wig maker (uncredited)
Jan Van Uchelen ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Marvin G. Westmore ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Gene Witham ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Fuminori Ôhashi ... makeup advisor (uncredited)

Production Management

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William Eckhardt ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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William Kissell ... assistant director (as William Kissel)
Robert Doudell ... second assistant director (uncredited)
Murray Schwartz ... second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department

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John Alvin ... poster artist (uncredited)
Ray Barone ... painter (uncredited)
Wah Chang ... special props (uncredited)
Don B. Greenwood ... props (uncredited)
Mentor Huebner ... production illustrator (uncredited)
Greg C. Jensen ... set constructor (uncredited)
Donald L. Nobles ... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Pat O'Connor ... props (uncredited)
Benjamin Resella ... scenic effects supervisor (uncredited)
Bob Steffenson ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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David Dockendorf ... sound
Herman Lewis ... sound
Bob Sheridan ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Vernon Archer ... special effects (uncredited)
Johnny Borgese ... special effects (uncredited)
Bill Clove ... special effects (uncredited)
Glen Galvin ... special effects (uncredited)
Marlin Jones ... special effects (uncredited)
William O. King ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ralph Winigar ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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L.B. Abbott ... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank ... special photographic effects
Emil Kosa Jr. ... special photographic effects

Stunts

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Lightning Bear ... stunts (uncredited)
Eldon Burke ... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt ... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Tap Canutt ... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Dimitri ... stunts (uncredited)
Tom L. Dittman ... stunts (uncredited)
Bennie E. Dobbins ... stunts (uncredited)
Louie Elias ... stunts (uncredited)
Tony Epper ... stunt double (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ... stunt double (uncredited)
William Graeff Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Kent Hays ... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Hice ... stunts (uncredited)
Whitey Hughes ... stunts (uncredited)
Loren Janes ... stunts (uncredited)
J. David Jones ... aerial stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana ... stunts (uncredited)
Gene LeBell ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Leonard ... stunts (uncredited)
Lars Lundgren ... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Orsatti ... stunts (uncredited)
Regis Parton ... stunts (uncredited)
John Quijada ... stunts (uncredited)
Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunts (uncredited)
Dave Rodgers ... stunts (uncredited)
Bill M. Ryusaki ... stunts (uncredited)
Alex Sharp ... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Sheppard ... stunts (uncredited)
Roy N. Sickner ... stunts (uncredited)
Ted White ... stunts (uncredited)
George P. Wilbur ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Bill Krattiger ... electrician
Lee Crawford ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Fred Hall ... gaffer (uncredited)
Ronald B. MacKenzie ... electrician (uncredited)
Leo McCreary ... key grip (uncredited)
Bob Neilsen ... best boy (uncredited)
Larry Prather ... still photographer (uncredited)
Martin Rohde ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Irving Rosenberg ... camera operator (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Carl Joy ... atmosphere casting (uncredited)
Joe Scully ... unit casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Truman Eli ... wardrobe (uncredited)
Robert Fuca ... assistant set costumer (uncredited)
Barbara Haroutunian ... wardrobe (uncredited)
John Intlekofer ... costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

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Arthur Morton ... orchestrator
Larry Bunker ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Alexander Courage ... composer: additional music (uncredited) / orchestrator (uncredited)
Sandy DeCrescent ... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Leonard A. Engel ... supervising music editor (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith ... conductor (uncredited) / music producer (uncredited)
Kenneth Hall ... music editor (uncredited)
Lionel Newman ... music supervisor (uncredited)
Jeff Porcaro ... musician: percussion (uncredited)
Ernie Rosecrans ... music preparation (uncredited)
Glen Rosecrans ... music preparation (uncredited)
Vinton Vernon ... music engineer (uncredited) / music mixer (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Louis Freerks ... transportation (uncredited)
Steve Bonner ... driver (uncredited)
Chris Haynes ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Glen Harmon Jr. ... landscaper (uncredited)
'Chema' Hernandez ... head wrangler (uncredited)
Jack Hirshberg ... unit publicist (uncredited)
Robert Lombardi ... landscaper (uncredited)
Tom Pryor ... auditor (uncredited)
Don Record ... title designer (uncredited)
Dominic Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Ruth Santarone ... caterer (uncredited)
Rose Steinberg ... script supervisor (uncredited)
John Thomason ... construction labor (uncredited)
Lonnie Thomason ... construction manager (uncredited)
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Taylor and two other astronauts come out of deep hibernation to find that their ship has crashed. Escaping with little more than clothes they find that they have landed on a planet where men are pre-lingual and uncivilized while apes have learned speech and technology. Taylor is captured and taken to the city of the apes after damaging his throat so that he is silent and cannot communicate with the apes. Written by John Vogel

Plot Keywords
Taglines Somewhere in the universe there must be something better than man. In a matter of time, an astronaut will wing through the centuries and find the answer. He may find the most terrifying one of all on the planet where apes are the rulers and man the beast. See more »
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Also Known As
  • La planète des singes (France)
  • Planet der Affen (Germany)
  • El planeta de los simios (Spain)
  • El planeta dels simis (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Bezdzioniu planeta (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 112 min
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Budget $5,800,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia During breaks in filming, actors made up as different ape species tended to hang out together, gorillas with gorillas, orangutans with orangutans, chimps with chimps. It wasn't required, it just naturally happened. See more »
Goofs (at around 7 mins) In the opening crash sequence water is seen flooding into the space ship under tremendous pressure. The crew compartment is the part in the air and since the ship is "floating" half in half out there would not be that kind of water pressure. See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Heston of the Apes (2000). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
George Taylor: Oh my God. I'm back. I'm home. All the time, it was... We finally really did it.
[screaming]
George Taylor: You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!
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