CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES
1972, 20th Century Fox, 88 min, USA, Dir: J. Lee Thompson

Roddy McDowall and Don Murray star in the fourth PLANET OF THE APES film, which takes place in the then-future 1990s! In a political allegory timed to coincide with the black power movement of the early 1970s, the enslaved apes plot to overthrow the human race that has oppressed them; this ambitious and entertaining sci-fi classic served as a template for last year's RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES.


A HATFUL OF RAIN
1957, 20th Century Fox, 109 min, Dir: Fred Zinnemann

Korean War veteran Johnny Pope (Don Murray) becomes hooked on morphine in a military hospital. When he moves into an apartment complex with his wife (Eva Marie Saint) and brother (Anthony Franciosa), his addiction has drastic repercussions for the whole family. A terrific score by Bernard Herrmann adds to the drama.


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