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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Cameron Mitchell ... Joey Matthews
Anne Bancroft ... Laverne Miller
Lee J. Cobb ... Detective Sgt. Garrison
Raymond Burr ... Cy Miller
Charlotte Austin ... Audrey Baxter
Peter Whitney ... Kovacs
Lee Marvin ... Shaughnessy--Policeman
Warren Stevens ... Joe, Detective
John Kellogg ... Morse (as John G. Kellogg)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

May 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Gorilla See more »

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Budget:

$400,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Panoramic Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Director Joe Dante has called this film "the only 3-D movie where they throw objects away from the camera". See more »

Goofs

When practicing the new act, Kovacs lifts Laverne over his head. A cable is clearly visible around Laverne's waist to support her weight. The cable disappears when he puts her down. 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

Chattanooga Choo Choo
(uncredited)
Music by Harry Warren
Lyrics by Mack Gordon
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500 pounds of 3-D FUN!!!
4 March 2002 | by pete4windsSee all my reviews

This movie was an annual tradition for many years in Boston, and I remember, as a kid, getting my 3-D glasses at the supermarket weeks in advance. "Gorilla at Large" is, in my humble opinion, a cult classic in every way. SEE THIS MOVIE!!! If you can get the 3-D version, definitely do that!


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