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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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The hate-beast who lives to kill is loose! See more »


Certificate:

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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 Shaughnessy is standing in front of the gorilla's cage door and is knocked out the gorilla walks out of the cage normally without stepping over a body. 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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Alternate Versions

Originally released in 3D. See more »

Connections

Referenced in New Girl: What About Fred (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Over the Waves
(uncredited)
Music by Juventino Rosas
Arranged by Urban Thielmann
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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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