It may be hard to believe, but Gorilla Ship is almost as ludicrous as its title. Wheeler Oakman plays Mr. Wells, a millionaire yachtsman who is insanely jealous of his "friend" Dave Burton (Reed Howes). Believing that Burton is in love with Mrs. Wells (Vera Reynolds), Mr. Wells sets a deadly trap for the younger man during a yacht excursion. The vessel is shipwrecked, whereupon all three protagonists are rescued by the "gorilla ship" skippered by the brutish Captain Larsen (Ralph Ince). A few fistfights and mutinies later, the plot is resolved -- or rather, the film comes to a halt.