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The Monster and the Ape (1945)

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295 min | Action, Adventure, Thriller

At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold, displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst and three other colleagues. Shortly afterward, the three associates are killed by Thor (Ray Corrigan, ...See moreAt the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold, displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst and three other colleagues. Shortly afterward, the three associates are killed by Thor (Ray Corrigan, in his for-rent ape suit), a huge ape trained by Ernst, and Arnold, his daughter Babs and Ken Morgan, a representative of the company for whom the robot was made, find it has been stolen. Their 15-chapter search for Thor, the robot and Ernst leads to a series of cliff-hanging adventures as Ernst strives to gain control of the robot and the supply of metalogen needed for its production. Written by Les Adams See less
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Royal K. Cole (original screenplay) | Sherman L. Lowe (original screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe)
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L. William O'Connell (as L.W. O'Connell)
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Updated Apr 20, 1945

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Apr 20, 1945 (United States)

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Robert Lowery
Ken Morgan Ken Morgan   See fewer
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George Macready
Prof. Ernst Prof. Ernst   See fewer
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Ralph Morgan
Professor Franklin Arnold Professor Franklin Arnold   See fewer
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Carole Mathews
Babs Arnold Babs Arnold   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
Dick Nordik- Henchman Dick Nordik- Henchman   See fewer
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Anthony Warde
Joe Flint- Henchman Joe Flint- Henchman   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Joe Butler- Henchman Joe Butler- Henchman   See fewer
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Stanley Price
Mead / Sam Nelson Mead / Sam Nelson   See fewer
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Charles King
First Cop with Thor [Ch. 10,11,13] / Voice of Police Radio Dispatcher (Chs. 8, 15) First Cop with Thor [Ch. 10,11,13] / Voice of Police Radio Dispatcher (Chs. 8, 15)   See fewer
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Kenneth MacDonald
Police Inspector Hamilton [Ch. 8,12] Police Inspector Hamilton [Ch. 8,12]   See fewer
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Bud Osborne
Mason - Zoo Night Watchman [Ch. 3,8,10] Mason - Zoo Night Watchman [Ch. 3,8,10]   See fewer
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Ray Corrigan
Thor the Gorilla (uncredited) Thor the Gorilla (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Eldredge
Professor Ames (uncredited) Professor Ames (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Elliott
Professor Marsden (uncredited) Professor Marsden (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kit Guard
Zoo Guard (uncredited) Zoo Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Henry Hall
Dr. John Draper (uncredited) Dr. John Draper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Eddie Kane
Dr. Draper's Assistant (uncredited) Dr. Draper's Assistant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Forbes Murray
Professor Jonathan Shaw (uncredited) Professor Jonathan Shaw (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dick Rush
McGarry - Armored Truck Guard (uncredited) McGarry - Armored Truck Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lee Shumway
Tunnel Foreman Hartley (uncredited) Tunnel Foreman Hartley (uncredited)   See fewer
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6 / 10 | 52 votes