The Ape Man

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Scientist turned into an ape man

  1. Karl Brown


  2. Barney A. Sarecky


  3. William Beaudine


Top Billed Cast

  1. Bela Lugosi

    Bela Lugosi

    Dr. James Brewster

  2. Louise Currie

    Louise Currie

    Billie Mason

  3. Wallace Ford

    Wallace Ford

    Jeff Carter

  4. HH

    Henry Hall

    Dr. George Randall

  5. Minerva Urecal

    Minerva Urecal

    Agatha Brewster

  6. EV

    Emil Van Horn

    The Ape

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 4m

Budget -

Revenue -

Homepage -

Release Information

  • March 5, 1943
    G, Theatrical



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Bela Goes Ape!

William Beaudine directs and Bela Lugosi stars in this cheapie horror that finds Lugosi as a mad scientist who has transformed himself into an ape man hybrid. Cue more mad science as Lugosi and his pet gorilla go on a killing spree in search of the spinal fluid that may cure Lugosi of his ills...

It's not to be taken seriously, of course, since it's all very goofy and over melodramatic. Lugosi does turn in some genuine moments of acting that hold the attention, whilst an array of energetic characters buzz in and out of the story. The science is nutty and the means and motiv... read the rest.

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