On a planet where apes talk and walk like men, and men are primitive animals, an astronaut from Earth, Taylor, crash lands
and is captured by gorilla soldiers. Thinking he is just another primitive human, Taylor is imprisoned and left in the care
of two chimps, Cornelius and Zira. It's soon discovered that Taylor, unlike the other humans, can talk. Taylor is brought
before Dr. Zaius, an orangutan, who fears the talking human could bring the downfall of the ape civilization, on the Planet
of the Apes!