No Monkey Business (1935)

Genres - Comedy  |   Run Time - 78 min.  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A remake of a German film, No Monkey Business certainly lives down to its title. Goonish comedian Richard Hearne dominates the film as Charlie, the acrobat pal of circus performer Jim Carroll (Gene Gerrard). In love with anthropologist's daughter Clare Barrington (June Clyde), Jim realizes that he'll never impress the girl unless he proves himself of a scientific nature. Thus, Jim talks Charlie into posing as a gorilla, then claims that he's trained the "beast," thereby thrilling Clare. The plot thickens when a real gorilla appears on the scene. Yes, it's Charley's Aunt with fur, and no opportunity for a low, cheap laugh is overlooked.

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anthropology, circus-performer, forbidden-love, love, romance