Monday, December 22, 2014

CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN / Universal Pictures - 1943

It's time to check out this little weirdie from Universal, released during WWII, it's all about a mad scientist who transplants human glands into a female gorilla which turns the ape into a beautiful young woman. Later though, a severe emotional jolt reverts her back into her primitive self!

Eegah!! sent over another fun little sound clip from this flick for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button located there by our captive wild weasel, NOW, Ralphie The Tarantula!.. Here's a taste of... CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN!

John (THE UNEARTHLY) Carradine plays the slick Dr. Sigmund Walters, he likes to experiment on animals in his lab and has a fascination with gland transplanting!

Here are Evelyn (THE WOLFMAN) Ankers as Beth Colman and Milburn (INVADERS FROM MARS) Stone as Fred Mason, both work for the circus.

Dr. Walters talks to a circus worker about stealing an ape for his experiments in a local bar. This is a joint that Eegah!! and Tabonga! would like to hang out at!

Dr. Walters gets his bloody ape, but, at what cost?..

So, on with the show! Walters hooks up the ape to exchange fluids with a female victim.

After the gorilla receives the human glands, she starts changing into...

Right, a beautiful young woman! Acquanetta plays Paula Dupree/the Ape Woman and can be seen as Paula Dupree again in JUNGLE WOMAN a year later.

Paula has a primitive power over the animals and assists Mason with his big cat act, footage of Clyde Beatty in the cat cage was beautifully cut in for the long shots!

Paula sees Mason kiss Beth and her jealousy takes over, causing her to start reverting back to her primitive ape form...

I threw this pic in from our Weird Photo Department, pretty cool, huh?!

Anyway, Beth lets the ape out and it tears Dr. Walters a new ass hole!

Be sure to check in Wednesday when the Dungeon Gang will give you another Xmas present!


Randy Landers said...

This may be Carradine's finest performance. Really dig this film.

Greg Goodsell said...

You left out the part where Acquanetta is skulking around like a Catholic school girl in black patent leather Mary Janes. Indulge this shoe fan.

who's on first said...

My brother and I watched this movie in the 60's and always thought it was called "The Ape Lady". We have been searching for it ever since! Thank you for making it available for me to find.

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