Gorilla at Large

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"Get out of his way - Before it's too late!"
  • NR
  • 1954
  • 1 hr 23 min
  • 5.4  (719)

Gorilla at Large is a classic thriller movie from 1954 that has since become a cult classic in the genre. The movie stars Cameron Mitchell as a circus worker named Barney Chavez, Anne Bancroft as Laverne Miller, and Lee J. Cobb as Detective Sgt. Garrison. The movie takes place in a small California town where a traveling circus has set up shop for a few weeks. The circus is premiering a new act involving a giant gorilla named Goliath, who is billed as the biggest and strongest gorilla in captivity. Barney Chavez is in charge of Goliath's safety and well-being, so he spends most of his time tending to the massive animal.

Soon after the circus begins its run, a series of brutal murders take place in the town. The victims are all young women, and they all seem to have been killed by someone with immense strength. Detective Sgt. Garrison is brought in to investigate the murders, and he quickly identifies Goliath as the prime suspect. He believes that the gorilla has somehow become free and is now on the loose, killing innocent people.

Barney Chavez is initially very defensive about Goliath and insists that the ape would never harm anyone. However, as the evidence starts to mount against him, he begins to doubt the gorilla's innocence. Laverne Miller, a beautiful performer in the circus, also becomes involved in the investigation. She believes that Goliath is innocent and is determined to clear his name. As the movie progresses, she and Barney begin to develop feelings for each other, which further complicates things.

The tension in the movie begins to escalate as more murders take place, and the characters become increasingly desperate to catch the killer. Detective Sgt. Garrison becomes more convinced that Goliath is the culprit, and he orders the animal to be shot on sight. Barney, Laverne, and a few others sneak Goliath out of the circus tent and try to hide him from the police while they continue to investigate the murders.

Ultimately, the truth about the murders and Goliath's involvement is revealed in a shocking twist ending that has become a classic among fans of the thriller genre. Gorilla at Large is a tense, well-paced movie that keeps audiences on the edge of their seats until the very end. Cameron Mitchell, Anne Bancroft, and Lee J. Cobb all give fantastic performances, and the plot is cleverly written and full of surprises.

Overall, Gorilla at Large is a must-see for fans of classic thriller movies, as well as for anyone who loves good storytelling and great acting. The movie has withstood the test of time and remains a beloved favorite among moviegoers of all ages.

Gorilla at Large is a 1954 horror movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 23 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.4.

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    5.4  (719)