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Captive Wild Woman (1943)

Passed | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 4 June 1943 (USA)
An insane scientist doing experimentation in glandular research becomes obsessed with transforming a female gorilla into a human...even though it costs human life.

Director:

Edward Dmytryk

Writers:

Ted Fithian (original story), Neil P. Varnick (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
John Carradine ... Dr. Sigmund Walters
Evelyn Ankers ... Beth Colman
Milburn Stone ... Fred Mason
Lloyd Corrigan ... John Whipple
Fay Helm ... Nurse Strand
Martha Vickers ... Dorothy Colman (as Martha MacVicar)
Vince Barnett ... Curley
Paul Fix ... Gruen
Acquanetta ... Paula Dupree -
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Storyline

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. Written by Gabe Taverney (duke1029@aol.com)

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Torn by strange desires! (One-sheet poster). See more »

Genres:

Horror | Sci-Fi

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 June 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La mujer fiera See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Relies extensively on the use of archive footage from The Big Cage (1933). See more »

Goofs

When Beth first greets Fred on the dock at the very start of the film, her lips don't move. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Dockworker: Clear the dock! Clear the dock!
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Referenced in The Angry Video Game Nerd: Alien³ (2013) See more »

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Gorilla my dreams--LOL--sorry, but I just had to say that!!
9 August 2000 | by SkippyDevereauxSee all my reviews

Typical 1940's Universal monster film. It is enjoyable and is a nice way to spend an hour. The cinematography, when they show the sanitarium, is spooky looking. Now that I think of it, it looks like the same mansion that was used in "Munster, Go Home". Could have been, as both of these films were filmed at Universal!! I liked this film, but then I like all of those Universal monster films.


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