The Gorilla (1930)

7 reels
35mm film, black and white, 1.37:1
mono, English

An American film directed by Bryan Foy. No prints are known to have survived.

Plot Summary

Two private detectives are hired by Cyrus Stevens to protect him and his ward Alice Denby from a gorilla that has supposedly already committed a murder.


Director: Bryan Foy
First National Pictures Inc
Adaptation: Harrison Orkow, Herman Ruby, Ralph Spence
Play: Ralph Spence
Director of Photography: Sid Hickox
Editor: George Amy

Joe Frisco (Garrity)
Harry Gribbon (Mulligan)
Walter Pidgeon (Arthur Marsden)
Lila Lee (Alice Denby)
Purnell Pratt (The Stranger)
Edwin Maxwell (Cyrus Stevens)
Roscoe Karns (Simmons)
William H. Philbrick (Jeff)
Landers Stevens (inspector)

Remake of
The Gorilla (1927)

The Gorilla (1939)



  • (2nd edition) by Phil Hardy (ed) p.47 – credits, review
  • Reference Guide to Fantastic by Walt Lee p.172 – credits
  • Tome of Terror: of the 1930s by Christopher Workman and Troy Howarth pp.13-14 – credits, review