The Hairy Ape (July 2, 1944)

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William Bendix is The Hairy Ape
 

Released on July 2, 1944: A tough sailor seeks revenge on a beautiful society girl when with disgust she calls him a filthy beast hairy ape.

Produced by Jules Levey

Directed by Alfred Santell

The Actors: William Bendix (Yank Smith), Susan Hayward (Mildred Douglas), John Loder (Tony Lazar), Dorothy Comingore (Helen Parker), Roman Bohnen (Paddy), Tom Fadden (sailor Long), Alan Napier (MacDougald, Chief Engineer), Charles Cane (Gantry), Charles La Torre (Portuguese proprietor), Dick Baldwin (third engineer), Egon Brecher (refugee violinist), John L. Cason (bar brawler), Gino Corrado (nightclub patron), John Daheim (bar brawler), Rod De Medici (unknown), James Dime (ship stoker), Ralph Dunn (head guard), Martin Garralaga (Spanish official at dock), Fred Graham (bar brawler), William Halligan (Police Lieutenant), Tommy Hughes (doorman), Eddie Kane (matre d'), Mike Lally (nightclub patron), Jonathan Lee (water tender), George Magrill (bar brawler), William H. O'Brien (man in hotel lobby), Bob Perry (bartender Bob), Francis Pierlot (Senor Cutler), Carmen Rachel (unknown), Ruth Robinson (Emma, Mildred's maid), Ronald R. Rondell (nightclub patron), George Sorel (Police Captain), Rafael Storm (Aldo the Baron), Paul Weigel (the doctor), Gisela Werbisek (refugee wife), Harry Wilson (bar tough), Mary Zavian (waitress), Don Zelaya (concertina player)

 
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Becoming Happy in Your Own Skin

Because of the difficult procedures for extending copyrights before 1963 there are hundreds of great movies telling wonderful stories with excellent actors that are today in the public domain . . . of course, few movies of the caliber of Gone With The Wind or Casablanca enter the public domain quickly.

This is one of the masterpieces of theater that fell through the copyright cracks . . . A story and movie presented so well that it should be very near the top of every movie lover's list of favorite films. The best authors and actors know how to show us the emotions that bring people together . . . and the ones that destroy people. Eugene O'Neil, winner of multiple Pulitzer Prizes, is one of the best authors of the twenty-first century, penning stories like this one.

The setting is World War II, a steamship trip from Portugal to New York, and what happens after landing in New York City. There are many complicated personalities in the story, but only two of them matter . . . first Society girl Mildred Douglas, a wealthy and beautiful first-class, flaming witch with a capital 'W' . . . . well, maybe I got one letter wrong, and even that word isn't strong enough to convey the personality of this gal, played expertly by Susan Hayward. Because of the war this Queen of Society for whom the world revolves around must make the return trip from Portugal to New York City on a cargo ship.

William Bendix is Hank Smith, a big, boisterous, bar-fighting, hard drinking, and harder working stoker - one of the fellows who works in the bowels of the ship shoveling coal into the fires that move the ship through the waters. The poo hits the fan when the society gal wants to visit the bowels of the ship to see how ‘the other half’ lives, and when she spots big, soot covered, bare chested William Bendix roaring at the other stokers she recoils in shock and demands that her escort get her away from the big hairy ape.

Her words cut the heart out of the big burly sailor better than a surgeon's knife, and when the ship lands in New York City our distraught and sullen sailor becomes determined to visit and kill the beautiful but hard-hearted witch. Pop a big bowl of white kernel popcorn with plenty of warm melted butter drizzled over it and enjoy the show.

Dorothy Comingore and Susan Hayward
Dorothy Comingore and Susan Hayward
William Bendix
William Bendix
Alan Napier
Alan Napier
Alan Napier
Alan Napier
Dorothy Comingore and Alan Napier
Dorothy Comingore and Alan Napier
Dorothy Comingore and Francis Pierlot
Dorothy Comingore and Francis Pierlot
Dorothy Comingore and John Loder
Dorothy Comingore and John Loder
Dorothy Comingore and Susan Hayward
Dorothy Comingore and Susan Hayward
Dorothy Comingore
Dorothy Comingore
Egon Brecher
Egon Brecher
Francis Pierlot
Francis Pierlot
John Loder and Susan Hayward
John Loder and Susan Hayward
John Loder, William Bendix and Alan Napier
John Loder, William Bendix and Alan Napier
John Loder and William Bendix
John Loder and William Bendix
John Loder
John Loder
Mary Zavian
Mary Zavian
Rafael Storm and Susan Hayward
Rafael Storm and Susan Hayward
Rafael Storm
Rafael Storm
Roman Bohnen and Tom Fadden
Roman Bohnen and Tom Fadden
Roman Bohnen
Roman Bohnen
Susan Hayward aboard ship
Susan Hayward aboard ship
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward in the tub
Susan Hayward in the tub
Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward
William Bendix stares at the billboard
William Bendix stares at the billboard
Tom Fadden and Roman Bohnen
Tom Fadden and Roman Bohnen
Tom Fadden
Tom Fadden
Tommy Hughes
Tommy Hughes
William Bendix and Bob Perry
William Bendix and Bob Perry
William Bendix and Mary Zavian
William Bendix and Mary Zavian
William Bendix
William Bendix
William Bendix grabs Susan Hayward
William Bendix grabs Susan Hayward
Susan Hayward is shocked by the sight of William Bendix
Susan Hayward is shocked by the sight of William Bendix
William Bendix and Mary Zavian
William Bendix and Mary Zavian
William Bendix
William Bendix