Bride of the Gorilla (1951)

Bride of the Gorilla





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This silly, stagebound but entertaining little monster-mash from Universal horror writer/director Curt Siodmak stars burly Raymond Burr as a steward on a rubber plantation whose romantic tryst with the boss' wife (Barbara Payton) eventually leads to the employer's murder. When one of the voodoo-practicing servants of the ex-boss learns of this, he concocts a magic potion which transforms Burr (apparently) into a "sukaras" -- a kind of were-ape which roams the village by night, savaging the … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Horror, Mystery & Suspense, Classics, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Written By: Curt Siodmak
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On DVD: Mar 29, 2005
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Critic Reviews for Bride of the Gorilla

All Critics (4)

...a magical film where the magic just didn't work.

Full Review… | August 4, 2006
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Pure camp, a moral, and Raymond Burr... how can you go wrong?

Full Review… | May 24, 2005

July 26, 2005

October 3, 2002
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Audience Reviews for Bride of the Gorilla


Not a bad movie for being filmed in 1951. After all it has Raymond Burr (Perry Mason, and Ironside), the beautiful Barbara Payton, and Lon Chaney. It was a change seing Chaney playing the simple part as a Police Commisner. After Burr helps his former Employer die, a jungle witch puts a curse on Burr who at night turns into a gorilla, (Chaney and The Wolfman). Of course in the end the Gorilla is killed but noot with silver bullets. My copy came from the Mill Creek Sci Fi 50 Movie Pack, its also in the Sons of Kong Collection. All in all its a good movie worth 3 3/4 Stars but not 4, so her on Flixster it gets a3 1/2 star rating.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

A rubber-plantation manager (an young and surprisingly amoral Raymond Burr) lusts after the wife of his employer: murder, black magic, guilt and a strange creature terrorizing the jungle follow. Given the silly premise and sillier title, this is actually a fairly well-scripted and acted, though cheap, WOLFMAN ripoff that should just hold your attention for it's 66 minute running time. Lon Chaney, Jr. appears as a South American native, but doesn't even attempt a Spanish accent (?)

Greg S

Super Reviewer

A lame rip off of the Wolfman.

Anthony Valletta

Super Reviewer

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