5 March 2017 | bkoganbing
Cousin of the Wolf
Gorilla Ship is a Sea Wolf very light where the brutal captain has the nickname of an animal. Ralph Ince plays Captain Gorilla Larsen no doubt related to Jack London's Wolf Larsen. But believe me very distantly.
Instead of Jack London's prose we get a brutal schooner captain who loves clocking his crew if they don't move fast enough. On a voyage to the South Seas he spots first a man in a lifeboat and then a man and woman in the water clinging to wreckage. They all get picked up and all become amusing toys for his lord and master on the schooner.
The husband is veteran western heavy Wheeler Oakman who was in the lifeboat and is a most jealous man, the two in the water are his wife Vera Reynolds and Reed Howes. It's your standard triangle.
Once they're all on the Gorilla Ship all the fun and games on Ince's part start.
Not much to say here other than this is a poverty row melodrama with a rather unbelievable twist of fate.