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The Bride and the Beast (1958)

 -  Horror  -  23 February 1958 (USA)
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When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation.

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When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation. Written by Mark Rowan <mrowan@arches.uga.edu>

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Steve Calvert's friend Bobby Small, who worked primarily as a circus clown, donned the alternate gorilla suit in scenes that required two apes in the same shot. See more »

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When Spanky the gorilla bumps into the stone wall, it wobbles. See more »

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Edited from Man-Eater of Kumaon (1948) See more »

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THE MOST UNIQUE OF ED WOOD'S FILMS
18 January 2000 | by (Olathe, Kansas) – See all my reviews

This is probably the best (or at least unique) of Edward D. Wood, Jr.'s film.

What sets this film apart is that the first third of the film, dealing with reincarnation, is genuinely interesting, with fairly good dialog, acting and a genuine sense of atmospheric strangeness. The dream sequences are unique for their time and are quite effective.

Sadly, once the film moves to Africa, the film grinds to a halt. Only the downbeat ending lives up to the promise of the first part of the film, but this film shows that Wood did have his moments.

Probably the best part of the film is its unique score by Les Baxter. The music combines Baxter's trademark exotica with a genuine vein of unhealthy, yet bittersweet, romanticism that is truly singular and very effective. It might be interesting to some to know that Baxter used two cues from this film in his landmark exotica album PORTS OF PLEASURE.


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