His sister Susan is in court testifying, and telling the whole back story, but the court doesn't believe it, and Scott is sentenced to death. Parry George Zucco , who hopes to transplant the dead man's brain into the body of a gorilla. Back to the first picture! The premise is silly, but, for me, affecting, and the acting surprisingly good. If this gorilla looks like he has a little more character than your run of the mill simian, it's because it's makeup artiste Charles Gemora inside that skin! Since all the evidence points at him, Scot is arrested, tried and sentenced to death. Lucky people, I had to pay for my copy! Undeniably fascinating, is also undeniably silly at times, especially in the opening scenes, in which the censor-plagued screenwriters work overtime not to overtly state that Susan Daniels has been forced into prostitution.
Death with Lon Chaney Jr. Yet I liked the story of a man who wreaks vengeance after he's been executed for a murder he never committed and his brain is transplanted after his execution into the body of a gorilla. He has no means of returning it and decides to sell the boy some worthless stock in an unformed corporation. Scott Webster is in court for a murder he was framed for, when he was trying to find Larry Reed! Not very long afterward the banker is on the verge of bankruptcy and borrows from the boy's money. This film is, at best, second tier. Release date supplied based on Variety review date of March 26, 1941.
Plus Sven's comments on the actors and maybe some funny shtick in a gorilla suit. Her husband has disappeared and Susan needs to pay for the wedding party and the room, and the only way she can do that is to work for these mobsters entertaining men! This guy was so far down that after the gorilla crushes him, one of his mobster buddies comes in an shoots him too! The Monster and the Girl is one hour and four minutes and was released in theaters on February 28, 1941. A lot of movies also had quirky, swingin', jazzy or rockin' themes or credits, or maybe just some wild Psychotronic elements! After his execution, Scot's body is appropriated by mad scientist Dr. Lynn Harper Irene Hervey a psychologist is called to the mysterious Ingston Mansion, to evaluate the sanity of Margaret Ingston, played by our horror heroine Fay Helm daughter of Kurt Ingston Ralph Morgan a recluse who invites the doctors to his eerie mansion who left him in a wheelchair. Fay gives a terrific performance surrounded by all the ghoulish goings on! The children become very fond of each other.
She had a great affection for fellow actor Bela Lugosi and said that she enjoyed making Poverty Row films more than her bit part in Citizen Kane! All joking aside, that's one of my ways of dealing with such things. Driven by impulses it can't resist, the big ape escapes from his cage to kill off all those responsible for Susan's ruin and Scot's death. There were rockin' clubs and cafes with cool jukeboxes, teen poolside parties with local bands, sometimes it was a seedy bar with a sleazy torch singer, a beatnik coffeehouse, maybe dancing somewhere in outer space, or some weird tribal ceremony on a cool secluded island with giant monsters running around, and you could count on it that a lot of the time there was smoking and drinking going on. Greg Goodsell - Alto Igor! On his visit the banker falls in love with the young girl, now grown to be a. Cyclops played superbly by Albert Dekker.
Parry , Rod Cameron Sam Daniels , Phillip Terry Scot Webster. Here are some good places to start your search for hard to find cult films on the internet :. These days, after getting hassled time and time again, we don't even do soundclips much anymore!! The movie sort of reminds me your cheesy seventies movies short on plot, action and budget. Anne Nagel and Lionel Atwill Mad Doctor of Market Street Poor Anne had a very tragic life… Considered that sad girl who was always hysterical. Responsibility: a Paramount picture ; original screenplay by Stuart Anthony ; directed by Stuart Heisler. Call it a guilty pleasure.
Martha also starred in other noir features such as Ruthless 1948 and The Big Bluff 1955. The main storyline is a guy is sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit. Friday Night Drive-In with Tabonga! Performer s : Cast of characters: With Ellen Drew Susan Webster , Robert Paige Larry Reed , Paul Lukas Bruhl , Joseph Calleia Deacon , Onslow Stevens McMasters , George Zucco Dr. A mad scientist uses his brain to transplant it into a gorilla. Two old fishermen sitting outside of their cabin see a boat at sea on fire. . The murderer tosses his gun to Scot and disappears.
This guy is Giuseppe Maria Spurrin-Calleja, ask consummate bad guy, Joseph Johnny Cool Calleia! Zillagord - Maven Turkey Knocker! The 'Girl' in the title is the enchanting Ellen Drew as Susan the bad penny Webster! The third reel is good. All soundclips are approximately two minutes long, or just enough to give you a feel for the movie! A doctor visits him in death row and asks for the use of his brain after he dies. There are several sensational incidents in the course of the story. He carries Anne Nagel through the countryside all lit up like a lightning bug in rubber armor. It was a fun time!! She went on to co-star with Bela Lugosi and Jack Haley in the screwball scary comedy One Body Too Many 1944 Fay Helm in Night Monster Fay Helm with Bela the gypsy in The Wolf Man 1 913-2013 Louise Currie and Bela Lugosi in The Ape Man Bela Lugosi as half ape half man, really needed a shave badly in The Ape Man 1943, and Louise Currie and her wonder whip might have been the gorgeous blonde dish to make him go for the Barbasol. This is the release I've been waiting for.
A chance to see a rare monster movie for free! So, sit down, and take a load off, pour yourself a cool one, and order up something hot and greasy, because we have a lot of tasty tidbits on the menu, way outside the realm of good taste! I didn't completely understand the description of the one scene where the character gets shot by one of his own people after the gorilla's attack. Either way, I don't blame the character for playing swing music as a way of dealing with his paranoia. So, just what the Hell is going on here? This forum is only being presented in a critical and scholarly critique, and should not be construed as anything else. In this part there is an attempted bank robbery in which the thieves saw through a rather thin wooden floor. Scot Webster tries to save his sister Susan from the clutches of gangster W. And Marc Lawrence sleeper , Gerald Mohr Munn , Tom Dugan Captain Alton , Willard Robertson Lieutenant Strickland , Minor Watson Judge Pulver , George F. One of the old fishermen, who has a little girl the boy's age, decides to adopt him.
The ship is destroyed and the passengers are lost with the exception of a little boy. One of these is the escape of a crook across a line suspended between two houses and the fall of another. The depraved mad scientist Lionel Atwill working with electro biology pins gorgeous red headed Anne Nagel playing June Lawrence, to his operating slab in. After the operation Scot wakes up in the body of a gorilla, eager to get his revenge. Ray Corrigan was a star in low budget Westerns The Three Mesquiteers, The Range Busters circa 1940, but he was also a stunt man, and he played gorillas in horror movies and jungle safari adventure movies. Richard Marlowe who blends voodoo with hypnosis in an attempt to bring back his dead wife. They rush to the life-saving station and report what they have seen.