Escape from the Planet of the Apes

Escape from the Planet of the Apes (1971)

Meet baby Milo who has Washington terrified.

  • Genre: Action, Science Fiction
  • Release Date: 1971-05-20
  • User Rating: 6.3/10 from 1000 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 38min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: APJAC Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Don Taylor
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The world is shocked by the appearance of three talking chimpanzees, who arrived mysteriously in a spacecraft. Intrigued by their intelligence, humans use them for research - until the apes attempt to escape.

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  • Roddy McDowall

    as Cornelius
  • Kim Hunter

    as Dr. Zira
  • Bradford Dillman

    as Dr. Lewis Dixon
  • Natalie Trundy

    as Dr. Stephanie 'Stevie' Branton
  • Eric Braeden

    as Dr. Otto Hasslein
  • William Windom

    as The President
  • Sal Mineo

    as Dr. Milo
  • Albert Salmi

    as E-1
  • Jason Evers

    as E-2
  • John Randolph

    as Committee Chairman
  • Harry Lauter

    as General Winthrop
  • M. Emmet Walsh

    as Aide
  • Roy Glenn

    as Lawyer (as Roy E. Glenn Sr.)
  • Peter Forster

    as Cardinal
  • Norman Burton

    as Army Officer
  • William Woodson

    as Naval Officer
  • Tom Lowell

    as Orderly
  • Gene Whittington

    as Marine Captain
  • Donald Elson

    as Curator
  • Bill Bonds

    as TV Newscaster
  • Army Archerd

    as Referee
  • James Bacon

    as General Faulkner
  • Ricardo Montalban

    as Armando
  • John Alderman

    as Marine Corporal (uncredited)
  • Alan Baxter

    as General (uncredited)
  • Jack Berle

    as Secretary of State (uncredited)
  • Paul Bradley

    as Official at Briefing (uncredited)
  • Karl Bruck

    as German Newscaster (uncredited)
  • Sam Chew Jr.

    as Undetermined (uncredited)
  • Robert Cole

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Walker Edmiston

    as Talking Baby Chimp (uncredited) (voice)
  • Sig Frohlich

    as Spectator (uncredited)
  • James W. Gavin

    as Helicopter Pilot (uncredited)
  • George Golden

    as Official at Briefing (uncredited)
  • James Gonzalez

    as Official at Briefing (uncredited)
  • Joe Gray

    as Bodyguard (uncredited)
  • Bob Harks

    as Aide (uncredited)
  • Linda Harrison

    as Nova (archive footage) (uncredited)
  • Elizabeth Harrower

    as Reporter at Hotel (uncredited)
  • Shep Houghton

    as Bystander (uncredited)
  • Joseph La Cava

    as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Robert Nichols

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Ron Pinkard

    as Undetermined (uncredited)
  • Janos Prohaska

    as Heloise (uncredited)
  • Tony Regan

    as Reporter at Hotel (uncredited)
  • Stephen Roberts

    as Gen. Brody (uncredited)
  • Hank Robinson

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • James B. Sikking

    as Control Room Officer (uncredited)
  • Jack Slate

    as Reporter (uncredited)
  • Arthur Tovey

    as Official at Briefing (uncredited)
  • William Tregoe

    as Hotel Receptionist (uncredited)
  • William Beckley

    as British News Anchor (uncredited)
Art William J. Creber Art Direction
Sound Jerry Goldsmith Original Music Composer
Writing Pierre Boulle Characters
Camera Joseph F. Biroc Director of Photography
Crew Howard A. Anderson III Special Effects Coordinator
Art Jack Martin Smith Art Direction
Art Stuart A. Reiss Art Direction
Directing Don Taylor Director
Editing Marion Rothman Editor
Art Walter M. Scott Art Direction
Writing Paul Dehn Screenplay
Production Arthur P. Jacobs Producer
Sound Theodore Soderberg Sound
Sound Dean Vernon Sound
Production Frank Capra, Jr. Associate Producer