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Gorilla Gang (Der Gorilla von Soho)

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Gorilla Gang
(Der Gorilla von Soho)
Der Gorilla von Soho Poster.jpg
Original German Poster
Country GER.jpg West Germany
Directed by Alfred Vohrer
Release Date 1968
Language German
Studio Rialto Film
Distributor Constantin Film
Main Cast
Character Actor
Inspector David Perkins Horst Tappert
Susan McPherson Uschi Glas
Sgt. Jim Pepper Uwe Friedrichsen
Sir Arthur Hubert von Meyerinck
Mr. Sugar Herbert Fux
Mother Superior Inge Langen
Cora Watson Beate Hasenau
Henry Parker Albert Lieven

Gorilla Gang (Der Gorilla von Soho ("The Gorilla of Soho") is a 1968 German detective movie directed by Alfred Vohrer. The plot is remade from an earlier film of Rialto-Edgar Wallace series - The Dead Eyes of London (1961). In London several wealthy men are found drowned, and dolls with mysterious inscriptions are on their bodies. Inspector Perkins (Horst Tappert) of Scotland Yard suspects that the once feared "Gorilla gang" is behind the murders. He teams with Susan McPherson (Uschi Glas), an expert in African languages, for the investigation.

The film is the 27th installment in the Rialto Film studio film series (1959-1972) adapted from the novels of Edgar Wallace.


The following weapons were used in the film Gorilla Gang (Der Gorilla von Soho):

Arminius HW-1

In various scenes Arminius HW-1 revolvers are seen in hands of Edgar Bird (Ralf Schermuly), Henry Parker (Albert Lieven), Sister Elizabeth (Hilde Sessak), Mother Superior (Inge Langen) and Inspector David Perkins (Horst Tappert). The film poster shows Sgt. Jim Pepper (Uwe Friedrichsen) holding an HW-1 but this character doesn't use the gun in the movie.

Arminius HW-1 starter revolver
Edgar Bird holds an Arminius HW-1 when he confronts Inspector Perkins in Parker's office.
A close-up of Bird's revolver.
In the same scene an HW-1 is used as a trap in the safe.
Parker threatens Bird.
Sister Elizabeth draws a revolver.
She aims at Susan McPherson.
Mother Superior fires her revolver.
In the climactic scene Inspector Perkins picks up Parker's revolver and aims at the killer in gorilla suit.

Sten Mk II

Henry Parker (Albert Lieven) uses a Sten Mk II in an attempt to kill the blackmailer Sugar. Stens are also briefly seen in hands of police constables during the ambush on the killer in gorilla suit.

Sten Mk II (Canadian) - 9x19mm
Parker aims his Sten. The submachine gun is seen unclear but still can be identified.
Two police officers in center hold Stens.

See Also

Edgar Wallace
Pre-WWII Films The Squeaker (1931)  •  Sanders of the River (1935)
Edgar Wallace Mysteries (1960–1965) 47 films
Other 1940s-1970s British films and TV series
Rialto Film (1959-1972) Face of the Frog (1959)  •  The Crimson Circle (1960)  •  The Terrible People (1960)  •  The Green Archer (1961)  •  The Dead Eyes of London (1961)  •  The Devil's Daffodil (1961)  •  The Forger of London (1961)  •  The Strange Countess (1961)  •  The Puzzle of the Red Orchid (1962)  •  The Door with Seven Locks (1962)  •  The Inn on the River (1962)  •  The Squeaker (1963)  •  The Black Abbot (1963)  •  The Indian Scarf (1963)  •  Room 13 (1964)  •  The Curse of the Hidden Vault (1964)  •  The Ringer (1964)  •  Traitor's Gate (1964)  •   Again the Ringer (1965)  •  The Sinister Monk (1965)  •  The Hunchback of Soho (1966)  •  The Trygon Factor (1966)  •  Creature with the Blue Hand (1967)  •  The Monk with the Whip (1967)  •  The Horror of Blackwood Castle (1968)  •  The Zombie Walks (1968)  •  Gorilla Gang (1968)  •  The Man with the Glass Eye (1969)  •  Double Face (1969)  •  Angels of Terror (1971)  •  What Have You Done to Solange? (1972)  •  Seven Blood-Stained Orchids (1972)
Harry Alan Towers' British-German Film Series Death Drums Along the River (1963)  •  Coast of Skeletons (1965)  •  Circus of Fear (1966)  •  Five Golden Dragons (1967)
German Kurt Ulrich-Film and CCC-Film Productions The Avenger (1960)  •  The Curse of the Yellow Snake (1963)  •  The Devil Came from Akasava (1971)
Parodies The Trixxer (2004)  •  The Vexxer (2007)

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