The Ape

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The Ape (1940, USA) is a Sci-Fi-Horror film directed by William Nigh.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1940 | B/W
  • Runtime: 62 min
  • Production Co.: Monogram Pictures
  • Distribution Co.: Monogram Pictures (1940) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Directed by William Nigh
  • Written by Adam Shirk (as Adam Hull Shirk), Curt Siodmak (as Kurt Siodmak), Richard Carroll
  • Starring: Boris Karloff, Maris Wrixon, Gene O'Donnell, Dorothy Vaughan, Gertrude Hoffman, Henry Hall, Selmer Jackson, Jessie Arnold, Billy Bletcher, Harry C. Bradley, George Cleveland, Ray Corrigan, Pauline Drake, Mary Field, Gibson Gowland, Julia Griffith, I. Stanford Jolley, Stan Jolley, Jack Kennedy, Donald Kerr, Philo McCullough, Buddy Swan, and Minerva Urecal
  • Produced by William T. Lackey
  • Original Music by Edward J. Kay
  • Cinematography by Harry Neumann
  • Film Editing by Russell F. Schoengarth (as R. Schoengarth)

Also Known As

  • Apmänniskan (Sweden)
  • El gorila (Spain)
  • Gorilla (undefined)


  • He keeps human life in test tubes, and prowls at night in the skin of an ape!
  • These cold eyes have watched a thousand men die screaming!

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