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The Gorilla Greets You / The Mask of the Gorilla

The Gorilla Greets You / The Mask of the Gorilla

A Feature film by Bernard Borderie

Produced by Castor production, Les Films Raoul Ploquin, Pathé Production

Release in France : 01/09/1958

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Actors (30)

Production and distribution (3)

Film exports/foreign sales :

Pathé Distribution, TF1 International

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Géo Paquet, called "The Gorilla", escapes from prison where he had been incarcerated, an imprisonnement intended to camouflage his real activities as agent n!1 of the French Information Service. Secret plans of the Military Air Force has disappeared. Géo suspects that one of his ex-agents had got them for a foreign embassy. But this agent is killed by the police during one of their raids. "The Gorilla" nevertheless manages to get the name of the chief of the spy network, and from then on sets out to unmask this character in spite of the fact that his is covered by diplomatic immunity. Thus he has to work alone, unknown to the police or the D.S.T. Caught after having tried to offer his services to "strangers", he escapes helpled by his wife, Chaboute. Tracked by the police, he manages to organise a general slaughter in which the spies are lead to kill each other off.

Full credits (15)

Assistant directors :

Jacques Rouffio, Paul Nuytens

Author of original work :

Antoine-Louis Dominique

Screenwriters :

Antoine-Louis Dominique, Jacques Robert, Bernard Borderie

Camera Operator :

Roger Duculot

Editor :

Jacqueline Brachet

Continuity supervisor :

Lily Hargous

Music Composers :

Jean Leccia, Georges Van Parys

Location Manager :

Roger Descoffre

Dialogue Writers :

Bernard Borderie, Antoine-Louis Dominique, Jacques Robert

Producer :

Raoul Ploquin

Director of Photography :

Louis Page

Production Manager :

Jean Mottet

Sound Editor :

Louis Perrin

Production Designer :

Robert Clavel

Still Photographer :

Marcel Bouguereau

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Feature film

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Crime/thriller, Action

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100% French

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Runtime :

1 h 40 min

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