The Ape
The Ape (1940)

What begins as an honest effort at discovering a cure for polio, ends up becoming a frenzied quest costing innocent lives. When the good doctor Bernard Adrian (Boris Karloff) finds that the cure depends upon sizable amounts of serum found… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 30, 1940
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2004
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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

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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
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
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
Brandon Siddall
I really dislike monkeys as antagonists in movies, its bizarre I know, and I can't exactly tell you why I dislike bad monkeys. I just can't ever get… More