The Neanderthal Man

The Neanderthal Man
Directed by Ewald André Dupont
Produced by Ilse Lahn
Jack Pollexfen
Aubrey Wisberg
Edward Small (uncredited)
Written by Aubrey Wisberg
Jack Pollexfen
Starring Robert Shayne
Joyce Terry
Richard Crane
Doris Merrick
Beverly Garland
Tandra Quinn
Music by Albert Glasser
Cinematography Stanley Cortez
Edited by Fred R. Feitshans Jr.
Global Productions Inc.
Distributed by United Artists
Release dates
  • 1953 (1953)
Running time
78 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Neanderthal Man is a 78-minute, 1953 American black-and-white science fiction film produced independently by Aubrey Wisberg and Jack Pollexfen, as Global Productions Inc., from their own original screenplay.[1]

It starred Robert Shayne, Richard Crane and Joyce Terry, was directed by E. A. Dupont, and was originally distributed in the United States by United Artists Corp. Beverly Garland, in a supporting role, appears here in her first feature film.


A scientist develops a formula which causes animals to regress to the form of their primitive ancestors, and tries it on himself with disastrous results.



IMDb also lists an Ilse Lahr as Associate Producer, but the source of this statement is not identified and not supported by screen credits, contemporary written material, or research.


The film's working title was Madagascar.[2]


  1. "The Neanderthal Man (1953) - Overview -".
  2. STUDIO BRIEFS Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 02 Dec 1952: 21.

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