The Gorilla
The Gorilla (1939)

When Fox bought the rights to Ralph Spence's warhorse stage mystery-comedy The Gorilla for the Ritz Brothers, they walked out en masse, refusing to work on the picture until their contracts were renegotiated and the script heavily… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 26, 1939
DVD Release Date: March 29, 2005
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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A short and sweet horror comedy that garners a few laughs, and some fun horror tropes.

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Michael E. Grost
Classic Film and Television

Unusual adaptation of a play, with remarkable camera technique.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The Ritz Brothers are a low-rent version of the Marx Brothers.

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Greg S
A wealthy man hires three cowardly detectives (the Ritz Brothers) to protect him from a killer known as the Gorilla (who may be an actual gorilla). The Ritz… More
Bruce Bruce
This film was far more then I expected. From the Sons of Kong 10 Movie Collection, Here I thought it would be another Jungle movie filmed before 1940 a copy cat… More
Aj V
I know the Ritz brothers are supposed to be funny, but they aren't, if you have to hire a comedy group to be your detectives, you really have no hope in… More