Bride Of The Gorilla (1951)
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In the Amazonian jungle, Barney Chavez manages a plantation for Klaas Van Gelder. He's also in love with the man's beautiful wife, Dina. Soon after killing Van Gelder so he and Dina an marry, he also spurns the native girl with whom he had been having an affair. To exact revenge, the Van Gelder's old housekeeper drugs Chavez to ensure that the new marriage will be a short one.
Her clothes torn away, screaming in terror!
Also Known As:
The Face in the Water
Title: Bride Of The Gorilla
Release Date: October , 1951
Runtime: 70 mins
All Genres: Horror
Colors: Black and White
IMDB Rating: 4.1
Buried.com Rating: 5.1 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With B
MPAA Rating: Approved
Barbara Payton ...Mrs. Dina Van Gelder
Lon Chaney Jr. ...Police Commissioner Taro (as Lon Chaney)
Raymond Burr ...Barney Chavez
Tom Conway ...Dr. Viet
Paul Cavanagh ...Klaas Van Gelder
Gisela Werbisek ...Al-Long (as Giselle Werbisek)
Carol Varga ...Larina
Paul Maxey ...Van Heusen
Woody Strode ...Nedo - Policeman
Martin Garralaga ...Native
Felippa Rock ...Stella Van Heusen
Moyna MacGill ...Mme. Van Heusen
Steve Calvert ...Gorilla
Bride Of The Gorilla Horror Film Trailer 1
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- Her clothes torn away, screaming in terror!
- Her marriage vows were more than fulfilled!
- A Blonde Beauty and a Savage Beast... alone in the Jungle!
- [first lines] Police Commissioner Taro: [narration] This is Jungle - lush, green, alive with incredible growth - as young as day, as old as time. I, Taro, Police Commissioner of Itman County, which borders the Amazonas River, know it as well as any man will ever know it. Isn't it beautiful? But I have also learned that beauty can be venomous, deadly, something terrifying, something of prehistoric ages when monstrous superstitions ruled the minds of men, something that has haunted the world for millions of years rose out of that verdant labyrinth. Let me tell you how the jungle itself took the law into its own hands. This was Van Gelder Manor, built to stand against the searing sun, built to shelter generations of Van Gelders, it also has become prey to the powers of the jungle, that terrifying strength that arose to punish a man for his crimes.
Mrs. Dina Van Gelder: Hello, Barney. Barney Chavez: Good afternoon, Mrs. Van Gelder. It's been an unpleasant day. Your husband pays me to run his plantation, not to be killed by the heat. Mrs. Dina Van Gelder: It's part of the job. Barney Chavez: Rubber is going up in price every day. I can't get enough workmen. When I do they run away to go into business for themselves. Now, when they had slaves - Mrs. Dina Van Gelder: Aren't we all slaves? Barney Chavez: Sure. Mrs. Dina Van Gelder: Not me. I'm free. Barney Chavez: You call this freedom, with bars in front of the windows?
Dr. Viet: White people shouldn't live too long in the jungle. Brings out their bad side, their jealousies and impatience.
- Shot in 10 days.
Edward G. Robinson Jr. was originally cast in the movie but was fired by the producers following his arrest for writing a bad check for $138 to a Laguna Beach garage.
Raymond Burr reportedly took an immediate dislike of Lon Chaney, according to Chaney biographer Don Smith.
Although it only took seven days to shoot the movie, Chaney was scheduled to go on a ten day publicity tour on behalf of the film which eventually grew to 4 1/2 months according to Chaney biographer Don Smith.
Curt Siodmak considered interchanging the Burr and Chaney roles, but because of Chaney's deteriorating looks, the idea was dropped.
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