Monogram strikes again with this engaging thriller that features horror's undisputed King, Boris Karloff. In THE APE (1940) viewers are treated to the wacky story of kindly old, Dr. Adrian, a scientist who wants nothing more than cure wheelchair-bound beauty (Maris Wrixon) and make her walk again. Trouble is, as usual, human spinal fluid is needed to affect such a cure and you can only get it from... humans. Enter a savage escaped circus Gorilla and you have all the makings of one of Monogram's top-level programmers.
In THE BLACK RAVEN (1943) George Zucco chews up the scenery in an "Old Dark House" chiller featuring a great supporting cast of Bob Livingston, Glenn Strange, Charles Middleton and I. Stanford Jolley.
Damage in our original film element of THE BLACK RAVEN has required the inclusion of one reel acquired from a dupe film print, for which we apologize.
- THE BLACK RAVEN Original Theatrical Trailer