VINTAGE FILM Planet of the Apes

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Planet of the Apes

American astronauts crash land on a planet where humans aren’t at the top of the food chain. Co-written by Twilight Zone creator Rod Serling, POTA offers the same fare – though-provoking sci-fi, action, drama, and a wicked plot twist – on an epic scale. The best-ever surprise ending? Perhaps. The best film ever with a twelve-tone musical score? For sure.

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Screenplay by: Michael Wilson, Rod Serling

Starring: Charlton Heston, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, Roddy McDowall

Major nominations on original release : None

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