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The Monkey's Paw Movies & Media Adaptations

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Media Adaptations

In 1933, The Monkey's Paw was made into a 58-minute, black and white film directed by Wesley Ruggles, produced by RKO, and starring C. Aubrey Smith, Ivan Simpson, Bramwell Fletcher, and Louise Carter.

A British version of The Monkey's Paw, produced in 1948, was directed by Norman Lee and produced by Ernest G. Roy. The film is 64 minutes long, black and white, and the cast included Milton Rosmer, Megs Jenkins, Joan Seton and Norman Shelley.

In 1972 the anthology movie Tales from the Crypt, containing five dramatized stories, adapted "The Monkey's Paw" under the title "Wish You Were Here." The film was directed by Freddie Francis and produced by Cinerama. The cast included Sir Ralph Richardson, Joan Collins and Martin Boddey.

In 1979, the story was adapted as a 19-minute film produced by Martha Moran and now available on video from Phoenix/BFA Films and Video.

Stillife-Gryphon Films produced a 27-minute version...

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