With Roddy McDowall, Bradford Dillman, Eric Braeden, Kim Hunter, Sal Mineo, John Randolph, William Windom, M. Emmet Walsh, Harry Lauter, Roy Glenn, Natalie Trundy, Peter Forster, Jason Evers, Albert Salmi, Norman Burton, Ricardo Montalbán
Escape from the Planet of the Apes is a 1971 science fiction film directed by Don Taylor and written by Paul Dehn. It stars Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman and Ricardo Montalbán. It is the third of five films in the original Planet of the Apes series produced by Arthur P. Jacobs, the second being Beneath the Planet of the Apes. Its plot centers on many social issues of the day including scientific experimentation on animals, nuclear war and government intrusion. The film was well received by critics, getting the best reviews of the four Planet of the Apes sequels. It was followed by Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.