Thursday, November 25, 2010

More Ritz

So, I watched "The Gorilla". Not as bad as it could have been, but not great, either. The Ritz Brothers act a little more masculine in this, but they still really aren't funny. When they or Patsy Kelly say some joke, it's usually a lame old one that I believe was old even in 1939.

Bela Lugosi surprisingly comes off best and his acting here is one of the reasons I like him so much. He appears to convey that he's the bad guy, but he really isn't. I love that.

"The Gorilla" is available on a number of public domain compilations and has yet to see an official release from 20th Century Fox. Keep waiting....

PS I posted the poster for this the other day, so no photo today. Go back to the entry about "The Three Musketeers".

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