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Planet of the Apes (8-Feb-1968)

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers: Michael Wilson; Rod Serling

From novel: La Plančte des Singes by Pierre Boulle

Music: Jerry Goldsmith

Producer: Arthur P. Jacobs

Keywords: Sci-Fi, Action/Adventure, Time Travel, Monkeys, Dystopian

Astronauts land in the distant future on a planet controlled by various species of apes. Among the best science fiction films ever produced; has one of the greatest endings in the history of film. Adaptation of Pierre Boulle's obscure novel, with significant changes. Received Oscar nominations for Best Costume Design and Best Score; John Chambers was issued an honorary Oscar for achievements in make-up.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
James Daly
23-Oct-1918 3-Jul-1978 Dr. Paul Lochner on Medical Center
Maurice Evans
3-Jun-1901 12-Mar-1989 Dr. Zaius in Planet of the Apes
Charlton Heston
4-Oct-1923 5-Apr-2008 The Ten Commandments
Kim Hunter
12-Nov-1922 11-Sep-2002 Stella in A Streetcar Named Desire
Wright King
11-Jan-1923   Character actor
Roddy McDowall
17-Sep-1928 3-Oct-1998 Planet of the Apes
James Whitmore
1-Oct-1921 6-Feb-2009 Give 'em Hell, Harry!


Charlton Heston   ...   George Taylor
Roddy McDowall   ...   Cornelius
Kim Hunter   ...   Zira
Maurice Evans   ...   Dr. Zaius
James Whitmore   ...   President of the Assembly
James Daly   ...   Honorious
Linda Harrison   ...   Nova
Robert Gunner   ...   Landon
Lou Wagner   ...   Lucius
Woodrow Parfrey   ...   Maximus
Jeff Burton   ...   Dodge
Buck Kartalian   ...   Julius
Norman Burton   ...   Hunt Leader
Wright King   ...   Dr. Galen
Paul Lambert   ...   Minister


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