Bride of the Gorilla (1951) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bride of the Gorilla (1951)




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A man (Burr) travels to Africa to manage a rubber plantation, where he finds a beautiful wife. A native woman uses voodoo on him and he is transformed into a gorilla. Chaney portrays a local cop on his trail.

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Barbara Payton
as Mrs. Dina Van Gelder
Raymond Burr
as Barney Chavez
Lon Chaney Jr
as Police Commissioner Taro
Tom Conway
as Dr. Viet
Paul Cavanagh
as Klass Von Gelder
Paul Maxey
as Van Heussen
Woody Strode
as Policeman
Martin Garralaga
as Native Man
Moyna MacGill
as Mrs. Van Heussen
Felippa Rock
as Van Heusen's Daughter
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Critic Reviews for Bride of the Gorilla

All Critics (5)

A rubberplantation yarn, badly in need of extensive patching and vulcanizing.

October 24, 2019 | Full Review…

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

August 4, 2006 | Rating: C | Full Review…

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

May 24, 2005 | Full Review…

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
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
Greg S

Super Reviewer

A lame rip off of the Wolfman.

Anthony Valletta
Anthony Valletta

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