The Hairy Ape (1944)

Stars: William Bendix, Susan Hayward, John Loder
Director: Alfred Santell
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Language: English
Color:  Black and White
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $9.95

The Hairy Ape

Director: Alfred Santell

William Bendix  ... Hank Smith
Susan Hayward  ... Mildred Douglas
John Loder  ... Tony Lazar
Dorothy Comingore  ... Helen Parker
Roman Bohnen  ... Paddy
Tom Fadden  ... Long
Alan Napier  ... MacDougald, Chief Engineer
Charles Cane  ... Gantry
Charles La Torre  ... Portuguese Proprietor

Brutish Hank Smith, is the biggest bully of the coal stokers working on board a freighter. But when spoiled society darling Mildred Douglas, a unhappy passenger on the ship, makes her way to the boiler room to see “how the other half lives” she is frightened and appalled at the sight of Hank and calls him a hairy ape. Hank is unmanned by the insult and becomes desperate to confront Mildred and somehow comes to terms with the insult. 90 minutes