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Gorilla at Large (1954)

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
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Audrey Baxter
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Kovacs
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Shaughnessy--Policeman
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Joe, Detective
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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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The Gorilla  »

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$400,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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(Technicolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Broadcast on network television in the early 1980s with a special promotion from 7/11 convenience stores offering cardboard 3D glasses -- the glasses themselves featured a Scratch-And-Sniff patch that smelled like bananas. Right before the movie started, a host would instruct people at home to adjust the color and contrast settings on their TVs to enhance the 3D effect. The broadcast itself was generally considered a failure because the 3D effect didn't work very well depending on the quality of picture from individual TV manufacturers. See more »

Goofs

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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Connections

Featured in Hollywood Remembers Lee Marvin (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Waves
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Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by Urban Thielmann
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Better than I expected
4 November 2006 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I had heard about "Gorilla at Large" for years, but avoided watching it because of the campy title and brief clips I had seen, usually of the gorilla swinging on a vine. Recently, this movie was broadcast on Fox Movie Channel. On a whim, I recorded it with my PVR and watched it the next day. To my surprise, I found "Gorilla at Large" to be an entertaining movie. It's not a monster film at all, or even a jungle themed movie. Rather, it's a crime/detective story that keeps you guessing. "Gorilla" has a very good cast and interesting story. A young Lee Marvin has an amusing role as a policeman. The sexy Anne Bancroft is the main star....although some might claim it is the gorilla.


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