The Ape
The Ape (1940)

Saddened by the loss of his daughter, a researcher obsessively dedicates himself to attempting to find a cure for polio. When he discovers a serum based on fluid in human spinal columns, his fixation becomes madness as he begins murdering… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 30, 1940
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Critic Score: 40% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Silly as all the other Boris Karloff mad scientist pics, but just as entertaining.

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Staci Layne Wilson

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Great silly premise with Karloff skinning an ape and wearing the suit, but boring.

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Greg S
Boris Karloff is a kindhearted but unethical doctor trying to cure paralysis, and there's also an escaped circus ape running around killing people, and the… More
Byron Brubaker
In small town America scientists and experiments are too be feared. Did Curt Siodmak actually write anything good? Despite his being such a well known horror… More
Eduardo C
Karloff is his usual standout but despite certain interesting touches the film is quite bad. It's interesting how much it mirrors the far, far superior… More