Planet of the Apes
Theatrical release poster
Release Date April 3, 1968
Running Time 112 min.
Directed by Franklin J. Schaffner
Producer(s) Arthur P. Jacobs
Screenplay by Michael Wilson

Rod Serling

Based on Planet of the Apes

by Pierre Boulle

Starring Charlton Heston

Roddy McDowall
Maurice Evans
Kim Hunter
James Whitmore
James Daly
Linda Harrison

Music by Jerry Goldsmith
Cinematography by Leon Shamroy
Edited by Hugh S. Fowler
Production Company APJAC Productions
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Language English
Country United States
Budget $5.8 million
Box Office $33.4 million
Adaptations Planet of the Apes
Related Wikia Planet of the Apes: The Sacred Scrolls
Planet of the Apes is a 1968 American film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner. It stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans, James Whitmore, and James Daly. The screenplay is by Michael Wilson and Rod Serling (creator of The Twilight Zone) and is based on the 1963 French novel La Planète des Singes by Pierre Boulle.


Tropes Edit

  • Dystopian future
  • Time dilation
  • Space travel

Notable QuotesEdit

"Take your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!" -- George Taylor

"You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!" -- George Taylor

"It's a mad house! A mad house!" -- George Taylor

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Trailers Edit

File:Planet of the Apes (1968) - Open-ended Trailer (e10191)