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The Gorilla (1939)

 -  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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Edward Norris ...
Jack Marsden
Wally Vernon ...
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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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Mystery goes merry, with the Ritzes See more »

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Comedy | Horror

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26 May 1939 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

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Bela Lugosi's first role following Ygor in Son of Frankenstein (1939). 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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Kitty: Why couldn't all of this have happened tomorrow?
Norma Denby: What difference would that make?
Kitty: Tomorrow's my day off!
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Referenced in Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: The Screaming Skull (2010) See more »

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Nonsensical but pleasant.
11 July 2001 | by See all my reviews

A good-natured 1939 horror comedy that can be watched today for 65 minutes of easy, painless entertainment. The plot is just convoluted nonsense, and the Ritz Brothers seem to be working with erratic material (at times their humor becomes almost surrealistic, often it's purely childish), but the film is pleasant enough and has some good lines and interesting situations. (**1/2)


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