The Monster and the Girl

1941

Crime / Drama

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IMDb Rating 6.1

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Reviewed by kannibalcorpsegrinder 5

After being wrongly accused of murder, a condemned man takes up a scientist&#39; plea to be used in his experiment to swap his brain into an ape, and with his new body sets out on a course of vengeance to get the criminal gang who initially set him up while saving the girl he loves.<br/><br/>There wasn&#39;t a whole lot to really like with this one. Among its main positives here are it&#39;s rather fun stalking scenes showing the actual effects of his successful experiment and going out seeking revenge. These here are actual horror scenes that feature something creepy happening as the exploits of the ape-monster going around actually attacking and ambushing his accusers gives this one some solid stalking out in the courtyard around the house where it picks off the gangster by dropping down from the trees onto them, a rather fun stalking scene outside of a hotel lobby where it strikes a couple of henchmen hanging around and really only gets close to the fun of this in the finale where it scales their hotel through the fire ladders outside and then breaches into the room to attack her captors that finally settles the score on his vengeance in fine fashion while delivering a nice enough action scene as well. Given that these are all that&#39;s worthwhile here which all involve the killer ape, there&#39;s not a whole lot to really like here which is what&#39;s the case here. The film&#39;s main problem is the fact that there&#39;s very little of interest here in the first half as this one plays more on the courtroom drama than any kind of true horror effort here. There&#39;s very little interest in these scenes as there&#39;s just endless repetitions of people sitting in a courtroom recounting what happened before it goes into a lengthier, more detailed flashback of events that shows in detail what they just talked about, as not only does this one feature the scene they just got done explaining but also going into the setup for the scene to make sense and the result is just really overlong and bland for an introduction to be about. These are completely uninteresting and the fact that it holds up the entire first half of the film is what does hold this one back as much as the film&#39;s rather low-budget tone and feel. The process of the body-swap shows this off rather nicely here with the whole surgery glossed over and shown as frantic close-ups without any kind of on-screen help as to what&#39;s happening which makes it look so cheap and low-budget that it really stands out compared to other such scenes, and along with the ratty ape-suit used for the creature it really adds to the overall weak look of this one. Overall these are what really hold this one back.<br/><br/>Today&#39;s Rating/PG: Mild Violence.

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Reviewed by AaronCapenBanner 2

Ellen Drew plays Susan Webster, an ill-fated young woman who leaves her comfortable small hometown to live a more exciting life in the big city, but instead falls into the clutches of a gangster ring(led by Paul Lukas). Her brother Scot(Philip Terry) comes to her rescue, but instead is framed for murder by them, sentenced to death, then executed, until his brain is transplanted into a gorilla by a mad scientist(George Zucco), who then seeks violent revenge...<br/><br/>Despite some baffling good contemporary reviews, this a perfectly awful film, every bit as generic as its title, first half with the trial would bore kids(and the overly complicated adult sublot way over their heads) the second half with the gorilla is so absurd and contrived, it would lose the adult audience who would have scoffed at its silliness! Stuart Heisler directs with little distinction, and only the appealing performance of Skipper the Dog gives this any appeal at all.

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Reviewed by bkoganbing 4

Back in its salad days Paramount was a studio that did not go in much for the horror genre. So this film The Monster And The Girl is something of an anomaly for them. I&#39;m sure Cecil B. DeMille, Preston Sturges, or Mitchell Leisen never had this script on their desks.<br/><br/>Philip Terry gets framed by Paul Lukas and his mob for murder and despite the earnest pleas of girl friend Ellen Drew gets sentenced to die. Dr. George Zucco in one of his patented mad scientist roles asks Terry for the use of his brain after he&#39;s deceased and Terry agrees to it.<br/><br/>After Dr. Zucco transplants Terry&#39;s brain, strange things are happening. Like the gorilla with the Terry brain inside and that brain has some scores to settle. Settle them the Terry gorilla does and in a most gruesome manner.<br/><br/>Perhaps had Universal done this one it might rate as a classic as they knew how to serve these up. Still despite some mediocre production values The Monster And The Girl should satisfy the die-hard fans of the horror genre.

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