The Ape Man

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Ape Man (1943, USA) is a Sci-Fi-Horror film film directed by William Beaudine. It was followed by Return of the Ape Man.

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Main Details

  • Released in 1943
  • B/W
  • Runtime: 64 min
  • Production Co.: Banner Productions | Monogram Pictures
  • Distribution Co.: Monogram Pictures (1943) (USA) (theatrical) | Favorite Films (1949) (USA) (theatrical) (re-release)
  • Directed by William Beaudine
  • Written by Karl Brown
  • Starring: Bela Lugosi, Louise Currie, Wallace Ford
  • Produced by Jack Dietz, Sam Katzman, Barney A. Sarecky
  • Cinematography by Mack Stengler
  • Film Editing by Carl Pierson

Plot Summary

  • A crazed scientist accidentally turns himself into a half ape, half human creature, and scrambles to find a cure.

Also Known As

  • L'homme-singe (France)
  • L'uomo scimmia (Italy)
  • Lock Your Doors (UK)
  • O Gorila Matador ( Brazil)
  • The Gorilla Strikes (USA)
  • They Creep in the Night (USA) (working title)


  • No one is safe from the cruel desires of this inhuman fiend!

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