Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)

Not Rated   |    |  Comedy, Family, Romance

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A college professor attempts to salvage his personal and professional reputation by using a laboratory chimpanzee to prove that environment trumps heredity in behavioral development.




  • Ronald Reagan and Diana Lynn in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • Ronald Reagan and Walter Slezak in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • Ronald Reagan and Bonzo in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • Ronald Reagan and Bonzo in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)
  • Ronald Reagan, Diana Lynn, and Bonzo in Bedtime for Bonzo (1951)

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Frederick De Cordova


Ted Berkman (story), Raphael Blau (story), Lou Breslow, Val Burton

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1 February 2014 | NinotchkaYakushova
| Not what you might expect
There has been a lot of negative stuff over the years about this film... It really is much funnier than you might expect...And a lot of it is done with an ironic tongue in cheek...If you decide to see it...Do so with an open mind! Ronald Reagan is more than competent in his leading role...A rather interesting accomplishment when you consider he had to play opposite a Chimp! At times the production values do leave a bit to be desired, but then, you could make the same comment about a LOT of films that are over 60 years old! It's not the most original film in the history of the cinema...But it certainly is much better than most!

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