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The Gorilla (1939)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Horror  |  26 May 1939 (USA)
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When a wealthy man (Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Jimmy Ritz ...
Garrity - a Ritz Brother
Harry Ritz ...
Al Ritz ...
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Norma Denby
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Kitty - the Maid
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Walter Stevens
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Stranger
Edward Norris ...
Jack Marsden
Wally Vernon ...
Seaman
Paul Harvey ...
A.P. Conway
Art Miles ...
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When a wealthy man (Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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26 May 1939 (USA)  »

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A gorilla  »

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This was the last The Ritz Brothers film directed by Allan Dwan, and their last for 20th Century-Fox (they would move on to Universal). See more »

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When Peters flips Harrigan, his hat falls off and lands much further from his head than where it is in the next shot. See more »

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[repeated line]
Harrigan: Mark that down, Garrity.
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Pleasant and entertaining
24 March 2003 | by (Orlando, Florida) – See all my reviews

Here is a good way to spend a pleasant time watching a movie. The Gorilla offers a good time and a bit of mystery as well. Patsy Kelly is especially good as the wise-cracking maid and just about everyone belives Bela Lugosi (the butler) is behind the crimes. But is he? See the movie and find out. The Ritz Brothers are mildly amusing and a trio of inept detectives. Had the Marx Brothers or The Three Stooges been cast instead, this would be a great film. However, all in all, "The Gorilla" is worth watching just the way it is.


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