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The Ape (1940)


Boris Karloff stars Dr Bernard Adrian, who dons an ape skin and begins murdering people so that he can steal their spinal fluids. You can find out more about The Ape at A Passion for Horror.

The Ape is a 1940 American horror film made for Monogram Pictures, co-written by Curt Siodmak and starring Boris Karloff.</>


  • Boris Karloff - Dr. Bernard Adrian
  • Maris Wrixon - Miss Frances Clifford
  • Gene O'Donnell - Danny Foster
  • Dorothy Vaughan - Mother Clifford
  • Gertrude W. Hoffmann - Jane, Adrian's Housekeeper
  • Henry Hall (actor) - Sheriff Jeff Halliday
  • Selmer Jackson - Dr. McNulty

See also

  • List of American films of 1940
  • Boris Karloff filmography
  • List of films in the public domain

Category:1940 films
Category:1940s horror films
Category:American films
Category:Black-and-white films
Category:English-language films
Category:Films directed by William Nigh
Category:Mad scientist films
Category:Monster movies
Category:Monogram Pictures films
Category:Screenplays by Curt Siodmak

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