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Black Zoo (1963)

Approved | | Drama, Horror | 15 May 1963 (USA)
The owner of a small zoo uses the animals to kill his enemies.

Director:

Robert Gordon

Writers:

Herman Cohen (story & screenplay), Aben Kandel (story & screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Gough ... Michael Conrad
Jeanne Cooper ... Edna Conrad
Rod Lauren ... Carl
Virginia Grey ... Jenny Brooks
Jerome Cowan ... Jerry Stengel
Elisha Cook Jr. ... Joe (as Elisha Cook)
Edward Platt ... Chief of Detectives Rivers
Douglas Henderson Douglas Henderson ... Lt. Mel Duggan
Marianna Hill ... Audrey
Byron Morrow ... Coroner
Oren Curtis Oren Curtis ... Radu
Jerry Douglas ... Perkins - Lab Technician
Joseph Mell Joseph Mell ... Frank Cramer
Eric Stone Eric Stone ... Groom
Eilene Janssen ... Bride
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The owner of a small zoo uses the animals to kill his enemies.

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Fang and claw killers stalk the city streets!

Genres:

Drama | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Feras Assassinas See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Ralph Helfer's other African Lion Zamba Jr. and Lioness Tammy were in this movie. See more »

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Featured in 100 Years of Horror: Maniacs (1996) See more »

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Minor Gorilla Correction
12 April 2007 | by tednewsomSee all my reviews

This was actually the first time George Barrow himself worked for Herman Cohen. The first time out, KONGA, Barrows sent his ape suit over to London. When it returned the worse for wear, he decided he'd never do it again.

BLACK ZOO was shot in Hollywood. For producer Cohen to have arranged for a foreign actor to come to Hollywood and take a job that could have been done by any number if US actors must've been quite an argument to both SAG and the Imigration Department. "Sirs, you must understand, my script calls for the zoo keeper to be the maddest, most outlandish, least subtle character ever to grace the movie screen. We just don't have an actor anywhere in the country who can do this. There is no one n the world who can out-mug Mr. Gough. I know, I've used him twice, and every time he gets bigger and badder."


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