The Ritz Brothers were the poor man's Marx Brothers, or (perhaps) The Three Stooges. They have their fans and their detractors, but they were very popular in their day.
There are eight million gorilla stories in the naked city. This is one of them.
Bela Lugosi. Lionel Atwill, Patsy Kelly, and Jimmy, Harry and Al Ritz are featured in this murder mystery/comedy about a fake gorilla and a real gorilla. I like this one because Lowell-born (as am I) Art Miles played the gorilla (he went on to play a gorilla in at least three other films); IMDB gives Miles 88 film credits, mostly uncredited and mostly in minor roles. Also featured are Anita Louise (perhaps most recognizable by geezers from her work in the My Friend Flicka television show), Joseph Calleia (usually seen in a bad-guy role), hoofer/comic Wally Vernon, recognizable character actor Paul Harvey, and B-movie star Edward Norris.
The Gorilla was directed by Allan Dwan (Sands of Iwo Jima, Heidi, and over 400 other features, starting in 1911). The script was written by Ryan James and Sid Silver from a play by Ralph Spence.
I like cheesy films and I like gorilla suits. The combination is just too much for me to resist. Can you resist this one?