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
Professor Hans Neumann
Dr Valerie Tillinghast
Chief of Police
Frederick de Cordova