Lionel Atwill

gorilla Crime

Gorilla, The (1939)

When a wealthy man (Lionel Atwill) is threatened by a killer known as The Gorilla, he hires the Ritz Brothers to investigate. A real escaped gorilla shows up at the mansion just as the investigators arrive. Patsy Kelly portrays a newly-hired maid who wants to quit because the butler, played by Bela Lugosi, scares her.

LADY IN THE DEATH HOUSE Crime

Lady In the Death House (1944)

Mary Logan is accused of murdering a blackmailer. She is innocent but waiting on death row. Lionel Atwill plays the criminologist who must figure out whodunnit before Mary gets executed.