Wednesday, August 26, 2009

THE APE MAN / Monogram - 1943 / "Don't call me Tarzan!"

Tonight we gots lil' Monogram cheapie flick made in just 19 day back in middle of WWII. Star Bela Lugosi as doctor who turn self into part ape by mistake and have to get OP spinal fluid so he can stand up straight an' walk like man!! Oh, an' talk like a man!

And, not to forget, flick directed by Dungeon hero William Beaudine. Get ready, William have 367 directing credit!!!!!!!!!!!

Music director Edward Kay have 328 music department credit with titles like DOOMED TO DIE, THE APE, KING OF THE ZOMBIES, GHOST TOWN LAW, COSMO JONES, CRIME SMASHER, REVENGE OF THE ZOMBIES, RETURN OF THE APE MAN, GHOST GUNS, SPOOK BUSTERS, HAUNTED TRAILS, BOMBA ON PANTHER ISLAND and many more!

Don't call me 'chieffy' - call me... BELA, THE APE MAN!

There is always logical explanation for puzzling newspaper report! Hey, Tommy Smothers!!

AWWWKK!!..

Oh, hi sis!

'Chieffy' joke been around a long time! When Tabonga was lil' splinter, we all remember Editor Perry White and Jimmy Olsen going round and round with same joke!

Generally speaking, it kinda fun to be crazy maniac! Mad lab are cuuuuhl!

So, Mister + Missus Reporter head out to get answers at old spooky place in country!

Hendrix or Beatles?

With Bela, it the same old story... "spinal fluid!"

Almost Escher!

Bela make the mistake of choke gurl in front of killer pal ape buddie!

Bela get lousy taste of own medicine!

Classic 'gurlie in distress' pose!

Good guy- 552 / Monster- 0

Who, me?!.. I'm the guy who 'authored' this screwy story!

7 comments:

Christopher said...

seen this one a few times...What is it with Monogram and GO-rilla suits!?

prof. grewbeard said...

wasn't the "The End" guy a news photog in "The Corpse Vanishes"?...

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

PG - no, this dude is Charlie Hall, CORPSE dude is Vince Barnett.

prof. grewbeard said...

thanx!

buzz said...

The "author" character pops up a couple of times in the movie, giving advice to characters and in one instance getting a girl to avoid walking down a dark alley where Bela and his gorilla are lurking in ambush!

Eegah!! and Tabonga! said...

Buzz,
Good to see you lurking around in the shadows again. You always seem to come up with interesting trivial tidbits like a little more crust on a rotten cadaver!!

Greg Goodsell said...

Bleah! Worst cop-out ending ever!

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