Mild themes and violence
|Actors:||Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter, Bradford Dillman, Natalie Trundy, Sal Mineo, Eric Braeden, Ricardo Montalban|
Zira (Kim Hunter), Cornelius (Roddy McDowall) and Dr Milo (Sal Mineo) escape the nuclear devastation of Earth by travelling back in time in Taylor's spaceship, arriving in Los Angeles in the year 1973. They are initially held in captivity in a zoo, where Milo is attacked and killed by a savage gorilla. When Zira and Cornelius prove their intelligence they are released and hailed as celebrities, but some resent the apes' arrival, seeing them as a threat to human supremacy.