The Hairy Ape Poster

Release Date: 1944

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary
Ship stoker Hank Smith (William Bendix) is a mountain of a man, but he is still very sensitive. So when the beautiful socialite Mildred Douglas (Susan Hayward) insults him with the slur "hairy ape," her words cut deep. At first the brutish Smith wants revenge for the insult, but after he thinks about it, he's more confused than anything else. After his ship docks, he departs into the city to track down the rich woman and find out the meaning behind her harsh words.

Cast: William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder, Dorothy Comingore, Roman Bohnen, Tom Fadden, Alan Napier, Charles Cane

Director: Alfred Santell

Genres: Drama

Keywords: 1940s, New York City, Forbidden love, Quest, Dark


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