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The Bride and the Beast (1958)

Not Rated | | Adventure, Horror, Mystery | 23 February 1958 (USA)
When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation.


Adrian Weiss


Adrian Weiss (story), Edward D. Wood Jr.


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Complete credited cast:
Charlotte Austin ... Laura
Lance Fuller ... Dan
Johnny Roth Johnny Roth ... Taro
William Justine William Justine ... Dr. Reiner
Jeanne Gerson Jeanne Gerson ... Marka
Gil Frye Gil Frye ... Capt. Cameron
Trustin Howard Trustin Howard ... Soldier (as Slick Slavin)
Bhogwan Singh ... Native
Eve Brent ... Stewardess (as Jean Ann Lewis)


When Laura and Dan get married, she's more interested in Dan's gorilla. It's revealed through hypnosis that she was Queen of the Gorillas in a previous incarnation. Written by Mark Rowan <mrowan@arches.uga.edu>

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Human prey of giant gorilla on her wedding night! See more »


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Release Date:

23 February 1958 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of the Gorillas See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Ryder Sound Services)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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A classic trash movie
19 August 2004 | by paulorcbarrosSee all my reviews

"The Bride and the Beast" (1958 - 73 minutes), photographed originally in black & white, is a supernatural drama of terror and scientific fiction produced and directed by Adrian Weiss. The script is of the fantastic Edward D. Wood Jr, the known Ed Wood, director, writer, producer and actor, also called "the worst movie maker of all time" for carrying through cheap films of dubious quality and with amateur actors. The incredible thing is that, after his death, all his work had become "cult", turning him into one of the most acclaimed accomplishing of the sort. The film tells the history of Dan Fuller, a young and famous hunter and his pretty bride, Laura, that is strangely seduced by a gorilla. Dan keeps in captivity, in the basement of his house, an enormous gorilla that he brought from Africa. In the night of his honeymoon, the dangerous beast becomes very aggressive, escapes from its cage and goes up to the room to meet the young woman. Something very strange happens between the beauty and the beast and Dan has to kill the gorilla. From there, Laura starts to have terrible nightmares, making her husband calls a psychiatrist. When the doctor hypnotize Laura, he discovers that she was a gorilla in one of hers last life's. Dan has set appointments to a new safari in Africa and takes his wife with him. Nearest the wild animals, the couple will live moments of great tension when Laura is kidnapped by one gorilla. A classic trash movie.

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