The Monkey Talks (1927)

62 mins | Melodrama | 20 February 1927

Director:

Raoul Walsh

Writer:

L. G. Rigby

Cinematographer:

L. W. O'Connell

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
27 Feb 1927.
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New York Times
5 Apr 1930
p. 30.
Variety
23 Feb 1927
p. 17.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Le Singe qui parle by René Fauchois (Paris, 9 Oct 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
20 February 1927
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 February 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23470
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
62
Length(in feet):
5,500
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Three members of a traveling French circus--including Fano, the handyman--are stranded and decide to recoup their fortunes by disguising Fano as a talking monkey. Fano soon becomes a sensation, but his old war friend Pierre falls in love with Olivette, a wire walker, whom he also loves; he remains silent to preserve his identity. Bergerin, a lion tamer, steals the talking monkey and replaces him with a real chimpanzee, but Fano is mortally wounded in saving Olivette from an attack by the chimpanzee. Thus Olivette and Pierre find happiness ... +


Three members of a traveling French circus--including Fano, the handyman--are stranded and decide to recoup their fortunes by disguising Fano as a talking monkey. Fano soon becomes a sensation, but his old war friend Pierre falls in love with Olivette, a wire walker, whom he also loves; he remains silent to preserve his identity. Bergerin, a lion tamer, steals the talking monkey and replaces him with a real chimpanzee, but Fano is mortally wounded in saving Olivette from an attack by the chimpanzee. Thus Olivette and Pierre find happiness together. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Carnival/Circus


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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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