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The Hairy Ape (1944)

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92 min | Drama, Film-Noir

During the 1940s, social class conflict is depicted when a spoiled socialite, traveling on a freighter, calls the ship's head stoker a hairy ape, provoking him into stalking the rich woman once ashore in New York.
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Writers
Eugene O'Neill (play) | Robert Hardy Andrews (screenplay) (as Robert D. Andrews) | Decla Dunning (screenplay)
Producer
Cinematographer
Lucien N. Andriot (as Lucien Andriot)
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Updated Jul 2, 1944

Release date
Jul 2, 1944 (United States)

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40 cast members
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William Bendix
Hank Smith Hank Smith   See fewer
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Susan Hayward
Mildred Douglas Mildred Douglas   See fewer
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John Loder
Tony Lazar Tony Lazar   See fewer
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Dorothy Comingore
Helen Parker Helen Parker   See fewer
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Alan Napier
MacDougald, Chief Engineer MacDougald, Chief Engineer   See fewer
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Charles Cane
Gantry Gantry   See fewer
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Charles La Torre
Portuguese Proprietor Portuguese Proprietor   See fewer
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Rafael Alcayde
Aldo the Baron (uncredited) Aldo the Baron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Baldwin
Third Engineer (uncredited) Third Engineer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Phil Bloom
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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Egon Brecher
Refugee Violinist (uncredited) Refugee Violinist (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Cason
Bar Patron-Brawler (uncredited) Bar Patron-Brawler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gino Corrado
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Corrigan
Goliath the Gorilla (uncredited) Goliath the Gorilla (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Daheim
Saloon Brawler (uncredited) Saloon Brawler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rod De Medici
Minor Role (uncredited) Minor Role (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Dime
Ship Stoker (uncredited) Ship Stoker (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ralph Dunn
Head Guard (uncredited) Head Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Garralaga
Spanish Official at Dock (uncredited) Spanish Official at Dock (uncredited)   See fewer
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Fred Graham
Saloon Brawler (uncredited) Saloon Brawler (uncredited)   See fewer
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William Halligan
Police Lieutenant (uncredited) Police Lieutenant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tommy Hughes
Doorman (uncredited) Doorman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Maitre d' (uncredited) Maitre d' (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mike Lally
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jonathan Lee
Water Tender (uncredited) Water Tender (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Saloon Brawler (uncredited) Saloon Brawler (uncredited)   See fewer
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William H. O'Brien
Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited) Man in Hotel Lobby (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bob Perry
Bob the Bartender (uncredited) Bob the Bartender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Francis Pierlot
Señor Cutler (uncredited) Señor Cutler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Carmen Rachel
Young Girl (uncredited) Young Girl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ruth Robinson
Emma - Mildred's Maid (uncredited) Emma - Mildred's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ronald R. Rondell
Nightclub Patron (uncredited) Nightclub Patron (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Sorel
Police Captain (uncredited) Police Captain (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Weigel
Doctor (uncredited) Doctor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Gisela Werbisek
Refugee Wife (uncredited) Refugee Wife (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Wilson
Tough in Bar (uncredited) Tough in Bar (uncredited)   See fewer
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Mary Zavian
Waitress (uncredited) Waitress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Zelaya
Concertina Player (uncredited) Concertina Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.2 / 10 | 321 votes