A magician in a carnival--who actually can read minds and levitate people and objects--works with a superintelligent chimp named Alex, who can also talk. The magician and the chimp soon become the stars of the carnival, drawing in big crowds. However, the wild-animal trainer, who has been displaced by the team as the carnival's top act, decides to kidnap Alex and sell him to a medical laboratory for experimentation, thereby getting rid of his competition.
Did You Know?
The film disappeared after its initial release. It was considered "lost" until 2009, when a clean print was discovered in a warehouse. It gained cult status after being shown on TCM Underground, and received more exposure when it was featured on Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return
(2017). See more
You want the chimp? You're looking at the guy who can get him, mate.
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Music by John Philip Sousa
Played during the end credits. See more