Well, probably not a million, but still - this is hilarious. The National Primate Research Center at the University of Wisconsin has built a directory of "Motion Pictures Featuring Monkeys and Apes". From Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, to Zambo the Ape Man, the list is pretty comprehensive, and includes narrative details and even commentary where applicable (the entry for 1948's Who Killed Doc Robin? reads: " Another haunted house with a gorilla in it. How many of these places are there?"). As The Cinetrix puts it, "It's truly a heroic undertaking" - but, as one of her post's comments remind us, the list is missing at least one notable entry: inBlonde Venus, Marlene Dietrich strips out of a gorilla suit to save her sick husband, Herbert Marshall - or is it seduce wealthy politician Cary Grant? Anyway. Any other monkey movies that didn't make the list?
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