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Planet of the Apes (1968)

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With a screenplay by Rod Serling (The Twilight Zone) and Michael Wilson (The Bridge on the River Kwai), based on the novel by Pierre Boulle, this classic sci-fi tale brings us an astronaut crew that crash-lands on a planet in the distant future, where intelligent talking apes are the dominant species — and humans are the oppressed and enslaved.


Gorgeously shot by Leon Shamroy (Cleopatra) and edited by Academy Award-winner Hugh S. Fowler (PattonThe Seven Year Itch).

  • Country USA
  • Year 1968
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil
  • Running Time 112 minutes
  • Director Franklin J. Schaffner
  • Writer Pierre Boulle (novel), Rod Serline (screenplay), Michael Wilson (screenplay)
  • Editor Hugh S. Fowler
  • Cinematographer Leon Shamroy
  • Cast Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter