A series of murders that take place in an old, dark mansion are suspected of being committed by an ape.



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A series of murders that take place in an old, dark mansion are suspected of being committed by an ape.

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You'll SHAKE with laughter and SHIVER with suspense as a wild gorilla runs loose through a mystery house. New laughs! New surprises! New thrills! See more »


Comedy | Mystery





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2 November 1930 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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This film is believed lost. Please check your attic. See more »


Remade as The Gorilla (1939) See more »

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Stop talking about movies you haven't seen!
8 September 2004 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

I've seen this so many times on here: long-winded dissertations about movies that are supposedly lost (witness "London After Midnight!"). How can someone truly discuss something that doesn't even EXIST anymore? (Isn't that something akin to various religious groups prohibiting some movie because it's blasphemous, despite the fact that no one in that group has ever seen the movie?)

Three possible apologies are in order before the fact, though: 1. The previous commentator (the one who set me off on this) is old enough to HAVE seen the movie. 2. All the rest of us are wrong, and the movie IS extant (PLEASE tell us where to find it!!!) 3. Just an apology of my own, for having used this forum for a brief editorial.

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