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The Gorilla Man (1943)

Passed | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 16 January 1943 (USA)
Commando Captain Craig Killian, carrying important military information, is wounded and taken to a hospital on the South Coast of England, operated by Doctor Joseph Wolf. The hospital is ... See full summary »

Director:

D. Ross Lederman

Writer:

Anthony Coldeway (original screenplay) (as Anthony Coldewey)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
John Loder ... Captain Craig Killian
Ruth Ford ... Janet Devon
Marian Hall Marian Hall ... Patricia 'Pat' Devon
Richard Fraser ... Lieutenant Walter Sibley
Paul Cavanagh ... Dr. Dorn
Lumsden Hare ... General Randall Devon
John Abbott ... Dr. Ferris
Mary Field ... Nurse Kruger
Rex Williams Rex Williams ... Eric - Male Nurse
Joan Winfield ... Mrs. Ellen Tanner
Charles Irwin ... Police Inspector Cady
Peggy Carson Peggy Carson ... Marie Oliver - the Maid
Walter Tetley Walter Tetley ... Sammy
Creighton Hale ... Constable Fletcher
Frank Mayo ... Constable Ryan
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Storyline

Commando Captain Craig Killian, carrying important military information, is wounded and taken to a hospital on the South Coast of England, operated by Doctor Joseph Wolf. The hospital is really a blind used by Nazi spies working on wrecking the Home Defense of England. In order to discredit the information that Killian has, Wolf tells an important British official that Killian is suffering from shock and is not responsible for what he says. Killian escapes and is on his way to warn the authorities, but the spies get there ahead of him and commit a series of crimes, implicating Killian. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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spy | england | shock | nazi | doctor | See All (46) »

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It's the height of fright delight! (original print ad)


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Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

This film's earliest documented telecast took place in Tucson Monday 3 September 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9); it first aired in Portland OR Friday 11 January 1957 on KLOR (Channel 12), in Bloomington IN Monday 25 March 1957 on WTTV (Channel 4), and in Cincinnati Thursday 2 May 1957 on WKRC (Channel 12). See more »

Goofs

Dr. Dorn would be sending the message he is the discredited Capt. Killian in code, not plain language that Killian could read via the Morse code he heard via radio interference. See more »

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decent film, misleading title
29 October 2003 | by JudgeMaloneSee all my reviews

This breezy, hour-long 1942 movie sports a wildly misleading title. It's not a thriller or horror movie at all, but rather a spy film. It features Warner Bros. staple John Loder in a convincing performance as a shell shocked Army captain who gets sucked into some intrigue involving Nazis. Provocative and taut for a B picture; catch it on Turner Classic when you can.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

16 January 1943 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El mensaje siniestro See more »

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Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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