The Ape (1940)

imdb rating4.6Rotten Tomatoes rating38%
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. He needs human spinal fluid to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a vicious circus ape has broken out of its cage, and is terrorizing the townspeople. Can there be a connection?


William Nigh


Boris Karloff - Dr. Bernard Adrian
Maris Wrixon - Frances Clifford
Gene O'Donnell - Danny Foster
Dorothy Vaughan - Mother Clifford
Henry Hall - Sheriff Jeff Halliday
Selmer Jackson - Dr. McNulty
Gertrude Hoffmann - Jane the Housekeeper
Jessie Arnold - Mrs. Brill
Billy Bletcher - Short Mustached Posse Man
Harry C. Bradley - Quinn
George Cleveland - Mr. Howley
Ray Corrigan - Nabu
Pauline Drake - Young Girl
Mary Field - Mrs. Mason
Gibson Gowland - Posse Member
Julia Griffith - Townswoman
I. Stanford Jolley - Ape Trainer
Stan Jolley - Boy in Soda Shop
Jack Kennedy - Dep. Archie Tomlin
Donald Kerr - Citizen Carrying Mauled Ape Trainer
Philo McCullough - Henry Mason
Buddy Swan - Willie Brill
Minerva Urecal - Townswoman
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