The Monster and the Girl 1941

After a young woman is coerced into prostitution and her brother framed for murder by an organized crime syndicate, retribution in the form of an ape visits the mobsters.

The Cast

Ellen Drew-Susan Webster
Robert Paige-Larry Reed
Paul Lukas-W. S. Bruhl
Joseph Calleia-Deacon
Onslow Stevens-J. Stanley McMasters
George Zucco-Dr. Parry
Rod Cameron-Sam Daniels
Phillip Terry-Scot Webster

The Director: Stuart Heisler
The Writers: Stuart Anthony
Music by: Gerard Carbonara

Film Trivia

One of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by Universal ever since. It was first telecast in Omaha Friday 7 November 1958 on KETV (Channel 7), followed by Asheville, North Carolina 13 June 1959 on WLOS (Channel 13), and by Pittsburgh 23 October 1959 on KDKA (Channel 2). Other airings remained infrequent, apparently due to sponsor resistance to what was perceived as unsavory subject matter. It was released on DVD 16 October 2012 as part of the Universal Vault Series, and premiered on Turner Classic Movies, thanks to guest programmer John Landis, Monday 10 December 2018.
Working title: "D.O.A."
At the end, before breaking in the door, it's obvious that the door frame around the latch has been sloppily prepared to be broken.