Captive Wild Woman (1943)
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Dr. Sigmund Walters, an expert in glandular research, becomes convinced that his experiments involving lower animal species cannot succeed, so he arranges to have a very intelligent female gorilla kidnapped from the circus and brought to his lab. Using the glands of a patient and the brain of his faithful nurse, he performs transplant surgery on the intelligent simian. When the ape morphs into exotic and sexy Paula Dupree, the experiment seems to be s success. She even finds a place for herself at her old circus assisting lion tamer Fred Mason. Unfortunately when aroused by desire and jealousy over the affections of Mason, her delicate metabolism breaks down, and she regresses to her ape form.
A human form with animal instincts!
Title: Captive Wild Woman
Release Date: June 04, 1943
Runtime: 61 mins
All Genres: Horror, Sci-Fi
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With C
MPAA Rating: Unrated
John Carradine ...Dr. Sigmund Walters
Milburn Stone ...Fred Mason
Evelyn Ankers ...Beth Colman
Lloyd Corrigan ...John Whipple
Acquanetta ...Paula Dupree
Martha Vickers ...Dorothy Colman (as Martha MacVicar)
Fay Helm ...Nurse Strand
Vince Barnett ...Curly, a rube
Paul Fix ...Gruen, the handler
Ray Corrigan ...Cheela the Ape
Clyde Beatty ...Fred Mason (in long shots) (archive footage)
Turhan Bey ...End Narrator
Fern Emmett ...Beth's Murdered Neighbor
Gus Glassmire ...Coroner
William Gould ...Sheriff
Harry Holman ...Ticket Office Clerk
Tom London ...Ship's Captain
Charles McAvoy ...Cop
Ray Walker ...Ringmaster
Anthony Warde ...Tony, a Handler
Grant Withers ...Veterinarian
Neil P. Varnick
More Movie Taglines:
- A human form with animal instincts!
- STRANGEST OF SIGHTS... The brain of an animal... the form of a woman!
- [first lines] Dockworker: Clear the dock! Clear the dock!
[last lines] End Narrator: So, behind these gates is buried the legend of a mortal who went beyond the realm of human powers and tampered with things no man should ever touch.
Dr. Sigmund Walters: Most elements are traceable to glandular disorders.
Curly, a rube: [referring to the new shipment of lions] How many? Fred Mason: Forty. Curly, a rube: Well, I'll feed 'em, but you gotta explain meatless Tuesdays to 'em.
Gruen, the handler: [drunkenly to Dr. Walters in a bar] Now, how about us havin' a little drink, enh? A little drink to monkey business.
- The fight between a lion and a tiger in a circus was arranged but was real, and filmed live without editing.
Milburn Stone, generally used by Universal as a supporting player, played the lead because his wiry frame and naturally curly hair matched the archival shots of Beatty.
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Rating: 6.9 out of 10.0 - 65 votes cast total