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Mark of the Gorilla (1950)

 -  Adventure  -  February 1950 (USA)
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Nazis dressed to look like Great Apes are looking for gold, and Jungle Jim must stop them.

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Nazis dressed to look like Great Apes are looking for gold, and Jungle Jim must stop them.

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They dress as Gorillas to blend in. If there are other Gorillas around they will tear them limb from limb. If there a not then they will be conspicuous and Jungle Jim would have all the local scientists investigating where the hell the Gorillas came from. See more »

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Followed by Jungle Manhunt (1951) See more »

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3 August 2011 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Mark of the Gorilla (1950)

** (out of 4)

Fourth film in the series has Jungle Jim (Johnny Weissmuller) investigating some gorillas that are attacking and killing people. It turns out that a doctor (Onslow Stevens) is looking for some gold hidden by the Nazies during WWII and he's having his men dress is gorilla suits to scare off the locals but Jim isn't fooled and plans on catching them all. I don't think there's anyone in the history of mankind who could actually argue that the Jungle Jim series was full of good movies. Even the best that the series had to offer were rather childish, stupid and at times downright silly and that's exactly what MARK OF THE GORILLA is. If you enjoy bad "B" movies then you should enjoy this thing but if you can't stand "so bad they're good" type of movies then it's best you stay far, far away from this thing. There's no question that this series was made for young kids and to give them something to do at the Saturday matinée but and the only way an adult could fully enjoy this series was for them to turn their brain off and not attempt to put any logic to anything you see. The entire plot is downright silly as the plan of Stevens never makes a bit of sense and you keep asking yourself how incredibly stupid could this guy be. There's one ten-minute sequence in the film where Jim has caught onto the guy and yet the doctor is able to attempt and kill Jim at least four times. It looks like after the third time Jim would do whatever he could to make sure it didn't happen again. The way the screenplay goes about making excuses for this guy as he does one bad thing after another just gets to be laughable. Weissmuller will always be remembered for playing Tarzan and his "acting" style is pretty forgettable here. He certainly can't deliver lines and there are several times where it appears he forgets his lines, has to think real quick and then say them. As campy as Weissmuller is he doesn't have a thing on Suzanne Dalbert who plays one of the supporting roles. She's not any better and her line delivery would make Weissmuller appear to be an Oscar-winning Shakespeare actor. Trudy Marshall doesn't add much of anything but Stevens (HOUSE OF Dracula) comes off the best. MARK OF THE GORILLA is just one stupid sequence after another but thankfully it's so corny and campy that you might find yourself being entertained.


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