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Gorilla at Large (1954)

 -  Crime | Film-Noir | Mystery  -  May 1954 (USA)
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At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.

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Joey Matthews
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Laverne Miller
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Detective Sgt. Garrison
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Cy Miller
Charlotte Austin ...
Audrey Baxter
Peter Whitney ...
Kovacs
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Shaughnessy--Policeman
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Joe, Detective
John Kellogg ...
Morse (as John G. Kellogg)
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At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects... Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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From the highest point of the carnival midway...he unleashes a terror never known by mortal man before! See more »


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May 1954 (USA)  »

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A Besta Negra  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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When Shaughnessy is standing in front of the gorilla's cage door and is knocked out the gorilla walks out of the cage normally without stepping over a body. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Garrison: You've always been this alert, Shaughnessy?
Shaughnessy: Always on my toes!
Sgt. Garrison: Well, get off 'em. You're a cop, not a ballet dancer.
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Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by Urban Thielmann
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Vintage Lee Marvin, NEED I SAY MORE!
25 December 2003 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

Just to see Lee Marvin mirroring the Gorilla is worth the price of admission. Funny, but Marvin looked kind of natural when he ended up behind the bars of the gorilla's cage. He does seem to have that sort of beastly appearance, but in a nice sort of way. These old B movies are great. Hey, it is in COLOR!


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