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PLANET OF THE APES (1968)

50th Anniversary

"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" So says time-tossed astronaut Charlton Heston to his intelligent ape captors on the mysterious planet where he has crash-landed. Franklin J. Schaffner's enduring sci-fi classic is memorable for the breakthrough makeup effects that transformed Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and Maurice Evans into ape scientists Cornelius, Zira and Dr. Zaius, earning makeup artist John Chambers an honorary OscarĀ®. The ace script is credited to THE TWILIGHT ZONE creator Rod Serling and former blacklistee Michael Wilson. The pulse-pounding score is by the great Jerry Goldsmith. DIR Franklin J. Schaffner; SCR Michael Wilson, Rod Serling, from the novel by Pierre Boulle; PROD Arthur P. Jacobs. U.S., 1968, color, 112 min. RATED G

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112 Minutes
Science Fiction

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