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BRIDE OF THE GORILLA

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Bride Of The Gorilla ( 1951 ) original U.S.A. insert, the original Australian 1957 first release colour Ray Films daybill and a 1960's Australian Regent Films ( RFD ) duotone daybill.

Although the film was exhibited throughout the world with the image of the gorilla holding the woman in his arms on it's posters, it appears Australia was the exception, with no gorilla to be seen on the first release daybill in any form at all. The U.S. taglines were apparently deemed too strong for Australia, along with the gorilla holding the woman scene. Odd Australian taglines.

The 1960's duotone poster had a different looking gorilla than the one appearing on the original U.S. poster image shown above. This image below is an actual photograph of the gorilla as he appears in the film. On the duotone daybill there is still no woman in the gorilla's arms. The duotone images were copied from U.S. material such as the half sheet shown below where a different looking second gorilla was depicted.


        
 
Lawrence

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