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Gorilla at Large (1954)

 -  Mystery | Thriller  -  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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The hate-beast who lives to kill is loose! See more »

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May 1954 (USA)  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.66 : 1
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Goofs

Goliath's arms are shorter when he has to use his hands, the rest of the time there are arm extensions on the costume. 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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Me and My Fella and a Big Umbrella
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Music by Ralph Rainger
Lyrics by Leo Robin
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3-D ape fun
21 September 2004 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

Just saw the new print of this maligned fun house of a production. First of all if you can't see this in real projected 3-D, I suggest skipping it. The color 3-D photography is excellent and the crew only pulls off the typical stick-it-in-the-camera 3-D hijinks a few times. The opening sequence of Raymond Burr walking through the carnival is some of the most effective 3-D photography I have ever seen.

The story...yipes! It's campy and weird in an Ed Wood sort of way but it seems that the entire cast and crew were in on the joke. Lee Marvin and Lee J. Cobb both time their performances in a very strange but funny way. Anne Bancroft vamps up a storm in some scenes and Raymond Burr plods thru his role. The gorilla suit is funny too. Good movie? No! Fun? Yes!

The second half drags at points and the 3-D photography loses a little steam here. I wouldn't want to sit through this movie in 2-D at this point.

Who knows if this is ever going to be projected again, but if it is and you enjoy 50's kitsch make it a priority. The screening I was at, during the intermission, projected 1950's era 3-D nudie slides by...HAROLD LLOYD, the silent film comedian! Unfortunately, I don't think that will ever happen again.


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