Planet of the Apes (1968)
Movie Grade A
McCarthyism Connection Grade B-
It has been suggested that apes investigating committeee is a parody of the HUAC investigations. The screenwriter, Michael Wilson, had been blacklisted during the 1950's.
Action / Sci-fi
In the future astronauts land on a planet where apes are the dominant species and humans and oppressed.
Roger Ebert   --
ZAIUS : There you are, Mr. President. I warned you
these two would use this hearing as a forum
You were right! The advocates of heresy have
Mr. President, I think an indictment is
Yes, sir. The State charges Doctors Zira
and Cornelius with contempt of this Tribunal,
malicious mischief and scientific heresy.
Be it so ordered. The Tribunal will examine
all the evidence presented here and in due
time render a verdict on the proposed
indictment and on the disposition of the
deviate in question.