Hairy Ape
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Hairy Ape
Despite a few Hollywood compromises, The Hairy Ape remains one of the more artistically successful filmizations of Eugene O'Neill. William Bendix is nothing less than brilliant as ship's stoker Hank Smith, a brutish but sensitive lug who is convinced that his strength is derived from the hair that covers his body. While Hank's ship is docked in Lisbon, the boiler room is visited by the wealthy-but-bitchy Mildred Douglas (Susan Hayward), the mercenary sweetheart of second engineer Lazar (John Loder). Disgusted by Hank's hirsuteness, she calls him a "hairy ape." At… More

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"One of those films that profits in some tiny but intriguing way from being such a bastardization of the source material."
‑ Nick Davis, Nick's Flick Picks
"The dialogue couldn't be cornier."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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