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Bride of the Gorilla
In playing Dina, actress Barbara Peyton took a step down from the higher status roles she won earlier in her career. Having costarred with James Cagney, Gary Cooper and Gregory Peck, the bottle-blonde beauty might have stayed in A-list films but for some rather feckless choices with her personal life. But just as the Evening Star and Morning Star are the same celestial body, "Bride of the Monster" was a point in her costar's rise. As ne'er-do-well Barney, Canadian native Raymond Burr turns in a smoldering performance as a man whose creatural transformation may be entirely in his own, unhinging mind. The actor went on to play Perry Mason for nine years, win two Emmy Awards and thrill radio audiences with his deep, distinctive voice.
Dr. Jonathan Marshall, professor in the Department of Zoology at Weber State University, discusses snakes and the scientific credibility of the movie Bride of the Gorilla.