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Bedtime For Bonzo (1951)

Future US president Ronald Reagan starred as Professor Peter Boyd, who becomes a surrogate parent to a chimpanzee named Bonzo.

Disregard the political angle and what’s left is a charming family film featuring a typically good-natured performance from Reagan.

The sequel, Bonzo Goes To College (1952), is also worth a look.

Professor Peter Boyd
Ronald Reagan
Jane Linden
Diana Lynn
Professor Hans Neumann
Walter Slezak
Babcock
Jesse White
Dr Valerie Tillinghast
Jesse White
Dean Tillinghast
Herbert Heyes
Knucksy Breckenridge
Harry Tyler
Professor Fosdick
Ed Clark
Mr DeWitt
Joel Friedkin
Chief of Police
Brad Browne
Miss Swithen
Elizabeth Flournoy
Bonzo
Himself

Director
Frederick de Cordova