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Gorilla at Large (1954)

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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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May 1954 (USA)  »

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When Kovacs is hoisting Laverne over his head to show Joey what to do, wires holding Laverne in the air can be seen. 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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500 pounds of 3-D FUN!!!
4 March 2002 | by (Boston, MA) – See all my reviews

This movie was an annual tradition for many years in Boston, and I remember, as a kid, getting my 3-D glasses at the supermarket weeks in advance. "Gorilla at Large" is, in my humble opinion, a cult classic in every way. SEE THIS MOVIE!!! If you can get the 3-D version, definitely do that!


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