Planet Of The Apes

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Main Details

  • Released on April 3, 1968
  • Color
  • Running time: 112 minutes
  • Production Co.: APJAC Productions
  • Distribution Co.: 20th Century Fox
  • Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Written by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling, from Pierre Boulle's novel Monkey Planet
  • Starring: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter

Plot summary

  • An astronaut travels through time and lands on a planet where talking apes are dominant and humans are subservient


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