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John Phillip Law,
When a spaceship lands on the moon, it is hailed as a new accomplishment, before it becomes clear that a Victorian party completed the journey in 1899, leading investigators to that mission's last survivor.
In Africa, the girl Jill Young trades a baby gorilla with two natives and raises the animal. Twelve years later, the talkative and persuasive promoter Max O'Hara organizes a safari to Africa with the Oklahoma cowboy Gregg to bring attractions to his new night-club in Hollywood. They capture several lions and out of blue, they see a huge gorilla nearby their camping and they try to capture the animal. However, the teenager Jill Young stops the men that intended to kill her gorilla. Max seduces Jill with a fancy life in Hollywood and she signs a contract with him where the gorilla Joseph "Joe" Young would be the lead attraction. Soon she realizes that her dream is a nightmare to Joe and she asks Max to return to Africa. However he persuades her to stay a little longer in the show business. But when three alcoholic costumers give booze to Joe, the gorilla destroys the spot and is sentenced by the justice to be sacrificed. Will Jill, Gregg and Max succeed in saving Joe? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
When Joe smashes through the facade during the nightclub riot, the first scream you hear is that of Fay Wray, stock audio from the original King Kong (1933), which was also produced by RKO. See more »
At the end when Jill throws a banana to Joe, Joe catches the "banana" but the actual banana thrown can still be seen flying past Joe See more »
[In response to a patron asking about the safety glass that shields her from the lions]
Don't worry, lady; O'Hara had it made special.
[raps his knuckles on the glass twice]
That'll hold *anything*.
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A return to "King Kong" territory, with Oscar-winning special effects by "Kong"'s main wizard Willis O'Brien, is bubblegum, bubble-headed nonsense, though viewed strictly as matinée fodder does entertain in its gaudy fashion. Campy plot has Terry Moore and her humongous pet gorilla lured out of their African seclusion for stardom in the big city, but things predictably go awry. Silly, occasionally slow-moving picture with a decent cast. Moore is a good sport (if not a first-rate actress) and the effects (with help from Ray Harryhausen) are fantastic. Impressionable viewers should be awed. Remade in 1998. **1/2 from ****
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