Gorilla at Large (1954)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Film-Noir, Mystery

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At a carnival called the Garden of Evil, a man is murdered, apparently by a gorilla...or someone in a gorilla suit.



  • Anne Bancroft in Gorilla at Large (1954)
  • Gorilla at Large (1954)
  • Gorilla at Large (1954)
  • Anne Bancroft, Lee J. Cobb, Cameron Mitchell, and Warren Stevens in Gorilla at Large (1954)
  • Anne Bancroft, Charlotte Austin, George Barrows, and Cameron Mitchell in Gorilla at Large (1954)

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13 September 2007 | bensonmum2
| Now that was fun!
From what little I can find on the internet about Gorilla at Large, it seems that Anne Bancroft viewed the movie with disdain and wasn't at all proud of her appearance. Well, as far as I'm concerned, you can have your Academy Award for The Miracle Worker and you can have the incredibly dull The Graduate - who needs them? You can look down on Gorilla at Large, but I'd rather watch it any day over either The Miracle Worker or The Graduate. Why? It's just more fun! Call it cheesy, call it campy, call it whatever you want - bottom line, Gorilla at Large is one entertaining movie. What's not to like? A Technicolor 3-D (though I saw it in 2-D) murder mystery where a gorilla is one of the prime suspects - how cool is that? I mean any movie with a gorilla that is so obviously played by a guy in a suit and a director that has the cajones to have a character put on another gorilla suit is okay with me. Two gorillas for the price of one - can't go wrong with that.

In addition to the dismissive Anne Bancroft, Gorilla at Large has a very impressive cast. The resolute Raymond Burr, the cigar-chomping Lee J. Cobb, a baby-faced Lee Marvin, genre favorite Cameron Mitchell, and the most famous man in a gorilla suit, George Barrows, are all on hand for the fun. I realize that most of these actors were in the early stages of their careers, but what's the likelihood of getting two or even three "names" in a movie. Gorilla at Large has a known name or face at every turn. Amazing!

Overall, I had a great time watching Gorilla at Large. It's too bad Anne Bancroft never saw the fun in this movie.

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