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And yes, this should have been my first Roundtable entry, but technology intervened…

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CAPTIVE WILD WOMAN (1943)

…in which a mad scientist transforms a female gorilla into an attractive young woman, as the first step in his quest to create a race of supermen.

Though overall this exercise in extremely mad science is spoilt by too much stock footage of circus animals being “trained”, John Carradine is a delight in his first ever genre film—which, as in his second genre film, finds his schemes being thwarted chiefly because he underestimates the female sex.

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Liz Kingsley is the insane genius behind And You Call Yourself a Scientist!


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