The Monster and the Ape (coming soon)
At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold, displays his creation, the Metalogen Man, a robot, to Professor Ernst and three other colleagues. Shortly afterward, the three associates are killed by Thor (Ray Corrigan, in his for-rent ape suit), a huge ape trained by Ernst, and Arnold, his daughter Babs and Ken Morgan, a representative of the company for whom the robot was made, find it has been stolen. Their 15-chapter search for Thor, the robot and Ernst leads to a series of cliff-hanging adventures as Ernst strives to gain control of the robot and the supply of metalogen needed for its production.
The Monster and the Ape was the 26th serial released by Columbia Pictures and was released in 1945.
The Monster of the title is the “Metalogen Man”, a robot created by Professor Franklin Arnold. After displaying his invention, the robot is stolen by Professor Ernst with the aid of his trained ape, Thor. Ken Morgan leads the attempts to recover the stolen robot.
Robert Lowery as Ken Morgan
George Macready as Prof. Ernst
Ralph Morgan as Prof. Arnold
Carole Mathews as Babs Arnold
Willie Best as Flash, Arnold’s assistant
Jack Ingram as Dick Nordik, henchmen
Anthony Warde as Joe Flint, henchmen
Ted Mapes as Joe Butler, henchmen
Eddie Parker as Blake
Stanley Price as Mead, henchmen
Bud Osborne as Zoo’s Night Watchman
Ray Corrigan as Thor, trained ape