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The Bride and the Beast (1958)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror, Mystery | 23 February 1958 (USA)
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.


Adrian Weiss


Adrian Weiss (story), Edward D. Wood Jr.




Complete credited cast:
Charlotte Austin ... Laura
Lance Fuller ... Dan
Johnny Roth Johnny Roth ... Taro
William Justine William Justine ... Dr. Reiner
Jeanne Gerson Jeanne Gerson ... Marka
Gil Frye Gil Frye ... Capt. Cameron
Trustin Howard Trustin Howard ... Soldier (as Slick Slavin)
Bhogwan Singh ... Native
Eve Brent ... Stewardess (as Jean Ann Lewis)


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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Bride and the Beast was theatrically released in 1958 on a double bill with The Beast of Budapest (1958). See more »


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


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Disjointed and boring, not recommended.
25 March 2005 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

"The Bride and the Beast" starts off well with lots of potential that this could be a pretty good movie. The plot revolves around a man, his newlywed wife, and her strange connection with gorillas. Then the couple goes to Africa and the movie unravels. Forget all about the first part of the movie. Put it on the shelf for a while because you won't need to remember it again until you get to the end. You next get lots of terrible stock footage of African animals and the plot takes a side road as the husband hunts down two tigers. It's almost as though it turned into a Safari movie and a boring one at that. As you watch the different animals, the background scenery changes dramatically from shot to shot. The scenes, especially of the animals are shot in all different kinds of terrain. Very poorly done. At this point there is barely a string connecting the beginning of the movie to the middle. This goes on for quite a while. Nearing the end of the movie, they drop the safari and hunting and go back to the man, woman, gorilla plot to end the movie. It's too bad because this one had a chance if they just stuck with the original plot throughout the film. The Bride and the Beast" is disjointed and boring, not recommended.

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23 February 1958 (USA) See more »

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Queen of the Gorillas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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