The Gorilla (Twentieth Century Fox Films, 1939)

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One Sheet Poster

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Production Company: Twentieth Century Fox Films

Producers: Darryl F. Zanuck

Associate Producer: Harry Joe Brown

Director: Allan Dwan

Assistant Director: Aaron Rosenberg

Screenplay: Rian James and Sid Silvers

Based on the stageplay The Gorilla by Ralph Spence

Cinematography: Edward Cronjager

Musical Director: David Buttolph

Art Director: Richard Day and Lewis Creber

Sound: Roger Heman Sr. and George Leverett

Makeup: Perc Westmore

Editor: Allen McNeil

Set Decoration: Thomas Little

Costume Design: Gwen Wakeling

Running Time: 65 minutes

Cast:

Jimmy Ritz: Garrity

Harry Ritz: Harrigan

Al Ritz: Mulligan

Anit Louise: Norma Denby

Patsy Kelly: Kitty, the maid

Lionel Atwill: Walter Stevens

Bela Lugosi: Peters, the butler

Joseph Callela: Stranger

Edward Norris: Jack Marsden

Wally Vernon: Seaman

Paul Havey: A.P. Conway

Art Miles: Poe the Gorilla 

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, December 27, 1938

STARDUST

The Ritz brothers are set to star in “The Gorilla” as soon as they return from a personal appearance tour.

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Dallas Morning News , February 1. 1939

The Gorilla, Dallas Morning News , February 1. 1939*

The Milwaukee Journal, February 1, 1939

The Gorilla, The Milwaukee Journal, February 1, 1939

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The Pitsburgh Press, February 1, 1939

The Gorilla, The Pitsburgh Press, February 1, 1939

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The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 1939

The Gorilla, The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, February 1, 1939

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The Spokane Daily Chronicle, February 1, 1939

The Gorilla, The Spokane Daily Chronicle, February 1, 1939

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Omaha World Heralds, February 6, 1939

The Gorilla, Omaha World Heralds , February 6, 1939

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St. Petersburg Times, February 17, 1939

The Gorilla St. Petersburg Times, February 17, 1939

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, February 20, 1938

STARDUST

The Ritz Brothers, who revolted on “The Gorilla” set, will be billed about $15,000 for the resulting two day’s delay.

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 Canton Repository, February 27, 1939

The Gorilla, Canton Repository, February 27, 1939*

Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 16, 1939

The Gorilla, Cleveland Plain Dealer, March 16, 1939

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The Times-Picayune , March 26, 1939

The Gorilla, The Times-Picayune , March 26, 1939

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The Pitsburgh Press, April 11, 1939

The Gorilla, The Pitsburgh Press, April 11, 1939

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Marietta Journal, April 19, 1939

The Gorilla, Marietta Journal, April 19, 1939*

Spokane Daily Chronicle, May 3 1939

The Gorilla Spokane Daily Chronicle, May 3 1939

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Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 7, 1939

The Gorilla, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 7, 1939*

The Miami News, May 14 1939

The Gorilla, The Miami News May 14 1939

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The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 1939

The Gorilla, The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, May 17, 1939

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Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18

The Gorilla, The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18, 1939

The Gorilla, The Pitsburgh Post-Gazette, May 18, 1939 2

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The Miami News, May 19 1939

The Gorilla, The Miami News, May 19 1939*

Daily Illinois State Journal, May 19, 1939

The Gorilla, Daily Illinois State Journal, May 19, 1939

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The Reading Eagle, May 20, 1939

The Gorilla, The Reading Eagle, May 20, 1939 2

The Gorilla, The Reading Eagle, May 20, 1939

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Seattle Daily Times , May 23, 1939

The Gorilla, Seattle Daily Times , May 23, 1939

The Gorilla, Seattle Daily Times , May 23, 1939 2*

Seattle Daily Times , May 24, 1939

The Gorilla, Seattle Daily Times , May 24, 1939*

Seattle Daily Times , May 27, 1939

The Gorilla, Seattle Daily Times , May 27, 1939

The Gorilla, Seattle Daily Times , May 27, 1939 2

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Showman’s Trade Review, May 27, 1939

Showman's Trade Review, May 27, 1939

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The New York Times, May 28 1939

The Screen

‘The Gorilla,’ With the Ritz Brothers, Patsy Kelly and Lionel Atwill, Opens at the Roxy

Twentieth Century-Fox has not, we regretfully report, enhanced the standing of the comic muse, nor has it contributed much to the enjoyment of patrons of the Roxy this week, through its comedy treatment of the ancient Ralph Spence chiller tersely titled, “The Gorilla.” The Ritz Brothers—Harry, Jimmy and Al—are there to supply a note of hilarity to the supposedly eerie proceedings, but even their antic buffoonery is not equal to the task. The real comedian of the show, strangely enough, is a gentleman named Art Miles (he’s the gorilla) who pops up every so often emitting strange noises and thumping his hairy chest—courtesy of the prop department—in the best Tarzan tradition.

As for the story—well, its the old one about the country gentleman who receives threatening notes from an unknown source signed “the gorilla.” Midnight is the hour of his (Lionel Atwill) doom and the Ritzes arrive at the scene an hour or so before to see that he is properly protected, they, of course, being private detectives. From this point on things begin to happen. People like Anita Louise and Patsy Kelly shriek themselves hoarse; Mr. Atwill disappears, the Ritz brothers disappear (one by one), Bela Lugosi appears out of the nowhere; secret panels in the walls open and close; flashes of lightning illuminate gloomy rooms.

It’s all supposed to be either very funny or shockingly thrilling, depending how you look at it. We couldn’t see it either way.
THE GORILLA, as adapted by Rian James and Sid Silvers from the play by Ralph Spence; directed by Allan Dawn; produced by Darryl F. Zanuck for Twentieth Century-Fox. At the Roxy.
Garrity . . . . . Jimmy Ritz
Harrigan . . . . . Harry Ritz
Mulligan . . . . . Al Ritz
Norma Denby . . . . . Anita Louise
Kitty . . . . . Patsy Kelly
Walter Stevens . . . . . Lionel Atwill
Peters . . . . . Bela Lugosi
Stranger . . . . . Joseph Calleia
Jack Marsden . . . . . Edward Norris
Seaman . . . . . Wally Vernon
Conway . . . . . Paul Harvey
The Gorilla . . . . . Art Miles

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Oregonian, May 29, 1939

The Gorilla, Oregonian, May 29, 1939

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The Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 2, 1939

The Gorilla, The Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 2, 1939

The Gorilla, The Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 2, 1939 2

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 3 1939

The Gorilla Spokane Daily Chronicle, May 3 1939

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The Miami News, June 3, 1939

The Gorilla, The Miami News, June 3, 1939*

Richmond Times Dispatch, June 4, 1939

The Gorilla, Richmond Times Dispatch, June 4, 1939

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Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 5 1939

The Gorilla, Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 5 1939 2

The Gorilla, Spokane Daily Chronicle, June 5 1939*

 San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 1939

The Gorilla, San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 1939*

San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1939

The Gorilla, San Francisco Chronicle, June 8, 1939*

Canton Repository, June 8, 1939

The Gorilla, Canton Repository, June 8, 1939 2

The Gorilla, Canton Repository, June 8, 1939*

 Trenton Evening Times, June 8, 1939

The Gorilla, Trenton Evening Times, June 8, 1939*

The Times-Picayune, June 9, 1939

The Gorilla, The Times-Picayune, June 9, 1939*

The Times-Picayune, June 11, 1939

The Gorilla, The Times-Picayune, June 11, 1939*

Dallas Morning News, June 25, 1939

The Gorilla, Dallas Morning News, June 25, 1939*

The Evening Independent, July 3, 1939

The Gorilla, The Evening Independent, July 3, 1939

The Gorilla, The Evening Independent, July 3, 1939 2

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The Evening Independent, July 4, 1939

The Gorilla, The Evening Independent, July 4, 1939

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Daily Herald, July 4, 1939

The Gorilla, Daily Herald, July 4, 1939*

Justice de Biddeford, July 7, 1939

The Gorilla, Justice de Biddeford, July 7, 1939

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Heraldo de Brownsville, July 17, 1939

The Gorilla, Heraldo de Brownsville, July 17, 1939*

The Kentucky New Era, July 20, 1939

The Gorilla, the Kentucky New Era, July 20, 1939

The Gorilla, Kentucky New Era, July 20, 1939

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The Afro-America, July 22, 1939

The Gorilla, The Afro-America, July 22, 1939

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The Register-Guard, October 8, 1939

The Gorilla, The Register-Guard, October 8, 1939*

UK Trade Show Ad

The Gorilla UK Trade Show Ad*

Finnish Trade Ad

The Gorilla (Finnish)*

Posters

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The Gorilla Three Sheet

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The Gorilla Jumbo Window CardJumbo Window Card

The Gorilla 1949 Re-Release three sheet1949 Re- Release Three Sheet

The Gorilla 3French Poster

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Lobby Cards

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Herald

The Gorilla Herald

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Postcard

The Gorilla Postcard*

Stills

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The Gorilla - Dave Brudie Collection(Courtesy of Dave Brudie)

ゴリラ(1939)Bela Lugosi, Edward Norris and Anita Louise

ゴリラの写真1Anita Louise, Bela Lugosi and Edward Norris

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Edward Norris, Anita Louise and Art Miles as the gorilla

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Art Miles as the gorilla and the Ritz Brothers

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Art Miles

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Art Miles

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Art Miles

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