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Gorilla Ship (1932)

Approved | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 20 July 1932 (USA)
A man, his wife and his best friend are aboard a yacht at sea that later gets shipwrecked. The husband soon starts to resent the attention paid to his wife by his friend.

Director:

Frank R. Strayer (as Frank Strayer)

Writers:

George Waggner (story), George Waggner (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Ralph Ince ... Capt. 'Gorilla' Larsen
Vera Reynolds ... Helen Wells
Reed Howes ... Dave Burton
Wheeler Oakman ... Philip Wells
James Bradbury Jr. ... Dumb Sailor
George Chesebro ... Smith - First Mate
Ben Hall Ben Hall ... Benny - Cabin Boy
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Philip Wells and his wife Helen argue a lot about the attention that Philip thinks Helen and his best friend, Dave Burton, are giving each other, but they all sail off together on Philips yacht, until "Gorilla"Larsen and his motley crew show up, scuttle the yacht, and marital-strife is no longer the issue of the day. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 July 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Vengeance Rides the Sea See more »

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Mono (International Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Re-titled 'Vengeance Rides the Sea,' this film's earliest documented telecast took place in Salt Lake City Thursday 29 December 1949 on KDYL (Channel 4). See more »

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Trouble at sea in an early talkie
26 November 2018 | by ksf-2See all my reviews

Wheeler Oakman and Vera Reynolds are a married couple, Philip and Helen, having some rocky times. Phil is jealous of Helen and her friendship with best friend "Dave", played by Reed Howes. They all decide to take a yachting trip, but the yacht ends up on the bottom of the sea. After being picked up by a fishing boat, they realize Captain Gorilla is well named, and their troubles are just beginning. Earlier, we watched Gorilla either kill someone, or knock him out... it's not really made clear. Sound and editing are just miserable, but we get the idea. This one is only 59 minutes, so it was probably a "B" film, shown after the main event. Ralph Ince (Gorilla) died at age 50... car accident in London. Directed by Frank Strayer... had directed all the "Blondie" films. This one is all right. Love triangle... or more like a love octagon!


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