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Gorilla Gang (1968)

Der Gorilla von Soho (original title)
R | | Crime, Horror, Action | 1973 (USA)
Scotland Yard goes after a gang that drowns its victims for their insurance money.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Horst Tappert ...
Insp. David Perkins
Uschi Glas ...
Susan McPherson
Uwe Friedrichsen ...
Sgt. Jim Pepper
Hubert von Meyerinck ...
Sir Arthur
Herbert Fux ...
Mr. Sugar
Inge Langen ...
Mother Superior / Oberin
Beate Hasenau ...
Cora Watson
Henry Parker
Ilse Pagé ...
Miss Finley
Hilde Sessak ...
Sister Elizabeth
Ralf Schermuly ...
Edgar Bird
Maria Litto ...
Ingrid Back ...
Patsy (as Ingrit Back)
Franz-Otto Krüger ...
Police Doctor (as Franz Otto Krüger)


Scotland Yard goes after a gang that drowns its victims for their insurance money.

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Horst Tappert investigates a deadly insurance fraud scheme.
11 April 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Gorilla Gang" or "Der Gorilla von Soho" is a remake of "Dead Eyes of London" (1961), an earlier krimi, which in turn used the story from "The Dark Eyes of London" (1939) also known as "The Human Monster". The latter stars Bela Lugosi; it's a very good to excellent film, underrated at 5.8 on IMDb. I haven't seen "Dead Eyes of London".

Being made in the 60s, "Gorilla Gang" has quite a broad current of humor and lightheartedness that runs right along side the seriousness of the crimes and murders that occur. The latter do not have much emotional impact. The two facets are integrated quite well.

The use of color creates different tones to any crime story, depending on how it is used, the kind of color, the costuming and the presence of detail in the photography. This film uses color quite well. The crime-laden scenes have a different look, quite a bit like a black and white krimi, while the other scenes use bright colors.

There are several scenes at a club in which patrons take photos of nude (topless) girls. I wouldn't call the way that these scenes are done sleazy, immoral or salacious. They seem partly to sell tickets and partly stemming from a liberal European attitude toward nudity that's reflected in many Italian giallos of the time too.

The acting is good. The story itself, while complicated by too many characters, is fairly predictable as to who the antagonists are. The story relies on an improbable coincidence. The story really needed more work, as it has some rather large loose ends, including at least one murder and some improbable decisions that are made. This is why I rate the movie a 5, or below par, even though the story telling itself is up to par.

Looking past the story issues, the film is actually quite enjoyable.

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