Planet of the Apes1968
Released in the USA on February 08 of 1968, "Planet of the Apes" (also known as "Pianeta delle scimmie, Il", "Monkey Planet", "Planet der Affen") is an Action/Adventure/Drama/Mystery/Science Fiction film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, and written by Michael Wilson (screenplay) . Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall are starring, alongside Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore and James Daly.
Hunted . . . haunted . . . wanted . . . like beasts of prey!
Who directed "Planet of the Apes":
Planet of the Apes was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner, a Japanese director, producer, and actor.
Before directing Planet of the Apes, Franklin J. Schaffner had directed The Double Man, released in 1967, The Best Man (1964), The Stripper (1963). Since, he directed Patton, released in 1970, Nicholas and Alexandra (1971), Papillon (1973), Islands in the Stream (1977), The Boys from Brazil (1978), and Sphinx (1981).
What was the release date of "Planet of the Apes":
Planet of the Apes was first released on Thursday, February 08, 1968, in the United States. Also released on this day were Blackbeard's Ghost (dir. Robert Stevenson) and Sweet November (dir. Robert Ellis Miller). This was fifty (50) years ago.
It has been released on Wednesday, June 19, 2002 in France; Friday, May 03, 1968 in Germany and on Saturday, April 13, 1968 in Japan.
Who is at the casting of "Planet of the Apes":
At the casting of Planet of the Apes we find Charlton Heston, previously seen in Counterpoint (1967) and Khartoum (1966); Roddy McDowall (The Adventures of Bullwhip Griffin (1967), The Defector (1966)); Kim Hunter (Lilith (1964), The Young Stranger (1957)) [ more... ]
- Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Linda Harrison and Lou Wagner can all be seen in Beneath the Planet of the Apes, released in 1970.
- Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Robert Gunner and Norman Burton have all also be seen in Escape from the Planet of the Apes, released in 1971.
- Buck Kartalian and Roddy McDowall, Lou Wagner also appeared in Conquest of the Planet of the Apes, released in 1972.
- Wright King and Kim Hunter also appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire, released in 1951.
What is the Storyline of "Planet of the Apes":
Astronauts Taylor (Charlton Heston), Landon (Robert Gunner), Dodge (Jeff Burton) and Stewart are in deep hibernation when their spaceship crashes in a lake on an unknown planet after a long near-light speed voyage, during which, due to time dilation, the crew ages only 18 months. As the ship sinks, Taylor finds Stewart dead and her body desiccated. They throw an inflatable raft from the ship and climb down into it; before departing the ship, Taylor notes that the current year is 3978 AD, approximately [...]
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