About

An U.S. Spaceship lands on a desolate planet, stranding astronaut Taylor in a world dominated by apes, 2000 years into the future, who use a primitive race of humans for experimentation and sport. Soon Taylor finds himself among the hunted, his life in the hands of a benevolent chimpanzee scientist.

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Directed by

Franklin J. Schaffner

Written by

Pierre Boulle (Novel)
Michael Wilson (Author)
Rod Serling (Author)

Runtime

112 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

Somewhere in the Universe, there must be something better than man!

Cast

Keywords

space travel bondage time travel ape slavery dystopia apocalypse gorilla astronaut chimp space marine human evolution human subjugation

Photos

Lists

#350 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#170 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#29 on The 100 best sci-fi movies TimeOut

Awards

Honorary Award

Oscar nomination for Best Costume Design

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical) Jerry Goldsmith