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The Monster Walks (1932)

People in an old dark house on a stormy night are menaced by a killer ape.

Director:

Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writers:

Robert Ellis (story), Robert Ellis (adaptation)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rex Lease ... Dr. Ted Clayton
Vera Reynolds ... Ruth Earlton
Sheldon Lewis ... Robert Earlton
Mischa Auer ... Hanns Krug
Martha Mattox ... Mrs. Emma 'Tanty' Krug
Sidney Bracey ... Herbert Wilkes (as Sidney Bracy)
Willie Best ... Exodus (as Sleep n' Eat)
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Storyline

A doctor, who keeps an ape for medical studies, dies and his daughter inherits his estate. Her uncle, a paralytic, working through his natural son by the housekeeper, plans her death, and the ape may or may not be involved. However, the plan does have a problem or two in its execution. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Genres:

Horror | Mystery

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 February 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El monstruo asesino See more »

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Production Co:

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The film was originally refused a UK cinema certificate in 1932, and released uncut and PG rated in 2010. See more »

Goofs

The ape is called "Yogi," but occasionally he is referred to as "Yoga." See more »

Quotes

Robert Earlton: Ruth is not the type of hysterical woman that's given to nightmares.
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Connections

Featured in I Am Not Your Negro (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Lullaby
(uncredited)
Written by Johannes Brahms
Played on the violin as part of the plot
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One of the worst of it's kind
14 April 2006 | by VampenguinSee all my reviews

I normally love these cheesy old "haunted house" flicks, but this has got to be one of the worst. Actors in films like this are never good, but I don't think I've even seen it this bad. On top of that, most of the lines are completely laughable. This was in fact the first "talkie" that the writer ever made, and good Lord it shows. As obvious as it was, I think the ending was the film's high point. The maniac's expression on Mischa Auer's face was very, very convincing. Overall though, this is one bad film.

4/10 PS - On an interesting and unrelated side note, one of the paintings that can be seen briefly in one scene is hanging on a wall in my house. I thought that was very cool to see.


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