From primitive beast I've made blokes
Shifting limbs, shearing fleece, life I coax
From these pets I dissect
I just get no respect
They're all dim-witted, greasy jamokes.
The first film adaptation of H. G. Wells' novel The Island of Doctor Moreau, Island of Lost Souls (Erle C. Kenton; 1932) stars Charles Laughton as Moreau, an obsessed scientist who conducts profane experiments in evolution, establishing himself as the self-styled demigod to a race of mutated, half-human beast-men.