The Gorilla (1927 film)

The Gorilla
Directed by Alfred Santell
Produced by Alfred Santell
Edward Small
Based on The Gorilla
by Ralph Spence
Starring Charlie Murray
Fred Kelsey
Alice Day
Tully Marshall
Walter Pidgeon
Cinematography Arthur Edeson
Ascher, Small & Rogers[1]
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release dates
  • November 13, 1927 (1927-11-13)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film
English intertitles

The Gorilla is a 1927 American silent horror film directed by Alfred Santell based on the play The Gorilla by Ralph Spence. The film stars Charles Murray, Fred Kelsey and Walter Pidgeon.

The plot of the film revolves around a series of murders committed by a man in an ape suit. The film was remade with sound in 1930 (The Gorilla) and 1939 (The Gorilla).[2][3]

It was an early production of Edward Small.[4]



  1. Loew's Inaugruate Change Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 Nov 1926: A11.
  2. The Gorilla at database)
  3. "AUSTRAL THEATRE.". Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954). Port Pirie, SA: National Library of Australia. 21 June 1928. p. 4. Retrieved 18 December 2013.
  4. Small 'Picks the Winners': Discoverer of Many Favorites Plans "Quickies" With Unknown Casts to Unearth New Talent Miller, Barbara. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 05 Dec 1926: C18.

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