The Ape is a 1940 American horror film directed and produced by William Nigh, co-written by Curt Siodmak, and starring Boris Karloff. Produced and distributed by Monogram Pictures, it was the last film in Karloff's nine-picture contract with Monogram.
Dr. Bernard Adrian is a kindly scientist who seeks to cure a young woman's polio. All he needs is spinal fluid from a human to complete the formula for his experimental serum. Meanwhile, a vicious circus ape has broken out of its cage and is terrorizing the townspeople.
|editor||Russell F. Schoengarth|
|keywords||cerebrospinal fluid polio poliomyelitis spinal fluid terrorize true identity young woman|
|musicBy||Edward J. Kay|
|publisher||Monarch Film Corporation|
|theme||mad scientist monster movie|