• The Ape (1940)

The Ape

Release Date: 1940

DVD Release Date: June 4th, 2002

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 2 min

Plot Summary

Dr. Bernard Adrian (Boris Karloff) is researching a way to help a wheelchair-bound patient, Frances (Maris Wrixon), use her legs again. The only way he can achieve this is by procuring spinal fluid from a human. When an ape escapes from a circus, Dr. Adrian kills it in a confrontation and successfully uses its spinal fluid on Frances -- but he needs more. Using the ape's body as a suit, he kills townspeople in a crazed attempt to complete his plan.

Cast: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gertrude Hoffman

Director: William Nigh

Genres: Horror

Production Co: Monogram Pictures Corporation

Keywords: Quest, Dark, Fall, Pursuit, 1940s, Small town, Murder