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Gila Monsters In Movies

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This is an alphabetical list of movies in this category for those who want to browse by category instead of by the main list.

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The Ballad of Cable Hogue (1970) 

Cable Hogue is about to kill a Gila Monster sitting on a rock with his knife, but somebody shoots it with a rifle first.
Ballad of Cable Hogue
Big Stakes (1922)

Getting bitten by a deadly Gila Monster is the price to pay for losing a bet.
Big Stakes
Broken Lance (1954)  

A man finds that his old ranch is so run down that there's a Gila Monster in the garden.
Broken Lance
Cross Country Detours (1940)

On a split screen an animated gila monster growls and shows its teeth while a little girl recites poetry.
Cross Country Detours
Fort Apache (1948)  - 

 A trading post exhibits a stuffed Gila Monster on its wall. I'm not sure which one is supposed to look meaner - John Wayne or the lizard.
Fort Apache
The Giant Gila Monster (1959) 

A giant Gila Monster terrorizes a small town.
Giant Gila Monster
Greed (1924)  

A fugitive sees a Gila Monster and a Chuckwalla in Death Valley.
Hell's Belles (1969) 

A biker is knocked out on a dirt road in the Sonoran Desert. When he wakes up, he sees a Gila Monster.
Hell's Belles
Island of Lost Souls (1932)

A dead gila monster pickled in a jar is nowhere as frightening as the horrible mutated half-human beasts we see on Dr. Moreau's island.
Island of Lost Souls
Male and Female (1919)   

A woman on a deserted island in the south seas searches for food but finds a Gila Monster instead.
Male and Female
The Mask of Fu Manchu (1932)

Diabolical Dr. Fu Manchu makes a mind-control serum of sacred herbs and reptiles, including a Gila Monster.
The Mask of Fu Manchu
Rango (2011) 

Rango is a Chameleon, Bad Bill is a Gila Monster, Waffles is a horned lizard, and Beans is a Desert Iguana.
The Rawhide Terror (1934) 

A crazy killer tortures a gila monster probably just for fun.
Deep Red
Tales of Terror (1962) 

A drunk hallucinates a Green Iguana on his shelf and a Gila Monster on his cellar stairs.
Tales of Terror
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) 

A Gila Monster crawls under the rock where Bogart hid his treasure.
Treasure of the Sierra Madre

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