At the Bainbridge Research Foundation, Professor Franklin Arnold displays his creation, a robot called the Metalogen Man, to Professor Ernst and three other colleagues. Shortly afterward, the three associates are killed by Thor, a huge ape trained by Ernst. Professor Arnold, his daughter Babs and Ken Morgan, a representative of the company for whom the robot was made, find the Metalogen Man has been stolen. Their thrilling 15-chapter search for Thor, the robot (Played by Ray Corrigan) and Ernst leads to a series of cliff-hanging adventures as Ernst strives to gain control of the robot and the supply of metalogen needed for its production. Original theatrical trailer included!
Columbia Pictures, as usual, cast a lesser-known player -- in this case the handsome but rather stolid Robert Lowery -- in the starring role of THE MONSTER AND THE APE, a rough-and-tumble serial released in 15 chapters. Lowery played Ken Morgan, an agent for a company manufacturing the newly invented Metalogen, a metal that can render a robot invincible. An evil professor attempts to steal the metal, using a trained gorilla as his weapon. Not one of the studio's better chapterplays -- to put it mildly -- THE MONSTER AND THE APE stayed mercifully forgotten until reappearing on early-morning television in the late '60s.