Planet of the Apes (1968) presented by TCM

Rated NR 120 min. 2016

A special two-day event on Sunday, July 24 and Wednesday, July 27. This beloved classic will be accompanied by special commentary from TCM hosts Robert Osborne or Ben Mankiewicz, who will provide insight, background and more, making this film come alive. Charlton Heston and Roddy McDowall star in this legendary science fiction masterpiece. Astronaut Taylor (Heston) crash lands on a distant planet ruled by apes 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 (McDowall).

Film Credits

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Writer: Michael Wilson and Rod Serling

Cast: Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, Robert Gunner, Lou Wagner, Woodrow Parfrey, Jeff Burton and Buck Kartalian

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