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Planet of the Apes (1968 movie)

Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction film in which an astronaut finds himself 2,000+ years in the future on what he believes to be another planet, in which humans are enslaved by apes. It stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Maurice Evans[?], James Whitmore, James Daly[?], Linda Harrison[?], Robert Gunner[?], Lou Wagner[?] and Woodrow Parfrey[?].

The movie was adapted by Michael Wilson[?] and Rod Serling from the novel La Planète des singes by Pierre Boulle. It was directed by Franklin J. Schaffner.

It won an honorary Academy Award for John Chambers[?] for his outstanding make-up achievement. It was nominated for Best Costume Design (Morton Haack[?]) and Best Music, Original Score for a Motion Picture (not a Musical).

Planet of the Apes was followed by four sequel movies:

and two television series:

The movie was remade in 2001 - see Planet of the Apes.

In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the original film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

Famous quote:

"Get your stinking paws off me, you damned dirty ape!"

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