This video brings together two films from 1940 starring horror icon Boris Karloff: Monogram Pictures' 'The Ape' and the 'British Intelligence'. Karloff plays one of his many mad scientists in 'The Ape', directed by William Nigh, who also helmed several of Karloff's Mr. Wong films. Curt Siodmak, who wrote The Wolf Man and others for Universal, gives Karloff plenty of fun dialogue. The crisp cinematography is by Harry Neumann, who shot over 200 films, covering everything from Buck Jones to the Bowery Boys. And in the title role, without credit, is Ray "Crash" Corrigan, whose career included everything from stunt work to B Westerns to playing It! The Terror From Beyond Space. They say that Karloff preferred character parts, and in British Intelligence he's Valdar, a sabrescarred butler who might be a secret agent. The picture boasts some great miniature work and was shot by Sidney Hickox, whose credits also include The Big Sleep, White Heat and Them!