Captive Wild Woman
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A mad scientist turns a gorilla into a beautiful young woman in this well-made Universal potboiler, the first of three films featuring Paula Dupree, the Ape Woman. John Carradine stars as Dr. Sigmund Walters, whose Crestview Sanitarium witnesses strange and unsettling experiments. The doctor's newest scheme concerns Cheena (Ray "Crash" Corrigan), a female gorilla that he has stolen from the Whipple Circus. Injecting the ape with sex hormones obtained from Dorothy Colman (Martha Vickers), the evil medico attempts to turn the animal into a semi-human creature. When Dr. Walter's… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 40%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Lovable but far-fetched hokum sci-fi horror film."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A silly Universal B-horror film, that is 60+minutes of corn."
‑ Bob Bloom, Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
"Not captivating."
‑ Staci Layne Wilson, StaciWilson.com
"A bad start to an even worse series of Ape Woman movies."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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