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General Winthrop

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General Winthrop
General Winthrop
Biographical information
Species Human
Gender Male
Born Unknown
Died Unknown
Continuity Movies
Actor Harry Lauter
First Appearance Escape from the Planet of the Apes
Last Appearance Escape from the Planet of the Apes

General Winthrop was given responsibility by General Brody to recover the mysterious spacecraft brought ashore at El Palomar. He cut off his official welcome when the occupants were revealed to be Apes. He had them transferred initially to a military base, where he visited them with his aide, and later to the LA zoo.


  • General Winthrop was called Colonel Winthrop in the screenplay.
  • General Winthrop was called Adm. George 'Snapper' Jardin in the novelization of Escape from the Planet of the Apes.[1]



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