MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 65,762 this week

The Gorilla Mystery (1930)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 177 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A gorilla has escaped; Mickey, panicked, calls Minnie, but she plays a song to show she is not afraid. That is, until the gorilla comes up behind her and grabs her. Mickey rushes right over to save her.

Director:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Fall TV Premiere Week

Many of your favorite shows are coming back, along with plenty of series premieres. Here's a list of the shows premiering between Sunday, September 21 and Friday, September 26.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 34 titles
created 08 Aug 2011
 
a list of 63 titles
created 12 Jun 2012
 
a list of 564 titles
created 8 months ago
 
list image
a list of 477 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 1943 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Gorilla Mystery (1930)

The Gorilla Mystery (1930) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Gorilla Mystery.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Plane Crazy (1928)
Animation | Family | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Inspired by Lindbergh's Flight from New York to Paris, Mickey builds a plane to take Minnie for a trip with some necking, but Minnie objects the necking.

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney
Comedy | Family | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A host of movie stars show up for the premiere of Mickey and Minnie's newest cartoon.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mickey dreams of marrying Minnie and having about 20 children. For all the possible joys of children, a brood this size turns the dream into a nightmare, especially when they get into the open cans of paint strewn about the house.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Comedy | Family | Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mickey and his ragtag crew of firefighters have to save a burning building and Minnie.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Family | Animation | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

At a bar in the Klondike, Mickey rescues waif Minnie from the cold and then has to deal with Pete, who proceeds to snatch her away.

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Mickey must save Pluto from a mad doctor's lair.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mickey rides up to a cantina and does a tango with Minnie. When a big cat steals her away, Mickey gives chase, riding a drunken ostrich. At the hideout, Mickey has a swordfight with the cat.

Director: Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mickey is selling hot dogs at a carnival next to the tent for Minnie the Shimmy Dancer. He gets into an argument with the barker. Minnie beckons him over to her trailer; he shows off the ... See full summary »

Directors: Walt Disney, Ub Iwerks
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Mickey Mouse operates a steam shovel; Pegleg Pete is his foreman; Minnie Mouse sells box lunches. Mickey must save the day when Pete makes advances to Minnie.

Director: David Hand
Stars: Billy Bletcher, Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Mickey's Manglers get a couple of last-quarter touchdowns and tie the football game with the Alley Cats, 96 to 96. Can Mickey score the winning touchdown at the last second? An early Goofy ... See full summary »

Director: Wilfred Jackson
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Mickey Mouse escapes from prison.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Pinto Colvig, Walt Disney
Animation | Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Mickey's friends throw him a wild surprise birthday party.

Director: Burt Gillett
Stars: Walt Disney, Marcellite Garner
Edit

Cast

Uncredited cast:
...
Mickey Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Marcellite Garner ...
Minnie Mouse (voice) (uncredited)
Edit

Storyline

A gorilla has escaped; Mickey, panicked, calls Minnie, but she plays a song to show she is not afraid. That is, until the gorilla comes up behind her and grabs her. Mickey rushes right over to save her.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

22 September 1930 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El misterio del gorila  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Quotes

[first lines]
Mickey Mouse: [reading newspaper] Gorilla escapes. Mankiller at large. Citizens warned to lock their doors.
[puts down the paper]
Mickey Mouse: Gosh.
See more »

Connections

References Ingagi (1930) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Mr. Mouse Meets Kong's Little Brother
4 July 2003 | by (Forest Ranch, CA) – See all my reviews

A Walt Disney MICKEY MOUSE Cartoon.

It's Mickey to the rescue when an escaped ape causes mayhem in poor Minnie's house.

THE GORILLA MYSTERY is a very fine little black & white film, with plenty of chills and suspense. The frightful simian gives new emphasis to the intransitive verb 'slavering.' Notice the particular care the animators took with Minnie's piano playing - every finger in exactly the right spot on the keyboard to produce the notes heard on the soundtrack; it was tiny (but perfect) details like this which put the folks at Disney at the top of their professional tree. Walt Disney supplies Mickey with his trademark squeaky voice.

Walt Disney (1901-1966) was always intrigued by pictures & drawings. As a lad in Marceline, Missouri, he sketched farm animals on scraps of paper; later, as an ambulance driver in France during the First World War, he drew comic figures on the sides of his vehicle. Back in Kansas City, along with artist Ub Iwerks, Walt developed a primitive animation studio that provided animated commercials and tiny cartoons for the local movie theaters. Always the innovator, his ALICE IN CARTOONLAND series broke ground in placing a live figure in a cartoon universe. Business reversals sent Disney & Iwerks to Hollywood in 1923, where Walt's older brother Roy became his lifelong business manager & counselor. When a mildly successful series with Oswald The Lucky Rabbit was snatched away by the distributor, the character of Mickey Mouse sprung into Walt's imagination, ensuring Disney's immortality. The happy arrival of sound technology made Mickey's screen debut, STEAMBOAT WILLIE (1928), a tremendous audience success with its use of synchronized music. The SILLY SYMPHONIES soon appeared, and Walt's growing crew of marvelously talented animators were quickly conquering new territory with full color, illusions of depth and radical advancements in personality development, an arena in which Walt's genius was unbeatable. Mickey's feisty, naughty behavior had captured millions of fans, but he was soon to be joined by other animated companions: temperamental Donald Duck, intellectually-challenged Goofy and energetic Pluto. All this was in preparation for Walt's grandest dream - feature length animated films. Against a blizzard of doomsayers, Walt persevered and over the next decades delighted children of all ages with the adventures of Snow White, Pinocchio, Dumbo, Bambi & Peter Pan. Walt never forgot that his fortunes were all started by a mouse, or that childlike simplicity of message and lots of hard work always pay off.


2 of 6 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Who wrote de music? chipistickman
Discuss The Gorilla Mystery (1930) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page