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White Pongo (1945)

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Hunters and scientists venture into the jungle to track down a savage albino gorilla, which they believe could be the missing link between man and ape.



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Al Eben ...
Hans Kroegert
Gordon Richards ...
Sir Harry Bragdon
Michael Dyne ...
Clive Carswell
George Lloyd ...
Larry Steers ...
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Milton Kibbee ...
Egon Brecher ...
Dr. Gerig
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Suspecting that a safari guide is a wanted killer, undercover policeman Geoffrey Bishop joins a safari led by the suspect for a scientist that hopes to find and prove that a fabled white gorilla is a missing link. Written by Les Adams <>

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Nature's horrible creation stalked as the MISSING LINK and challenging a shuddering CONGO! See more »




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2 November 1945 (USA)  »

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1.37 : 1
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Although the title of the film is "White Pongo", the white gorilla is referred to as "White Ponga" throughout the movie. See more »


Clive Carswell: It takes more than a shave to make a gentleman.
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Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: Episode #1.7 (2015) See more »

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There Sure Is a Lot of Paddling
26 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'd swear that half of these B jungle movies has the people getting from one place to another. If they aren't paddling down a river, they are walking up a hill or across a field. Native tribesmen follow, single file, saying nothing, carrying supplies on their heads. This one is about an effort to find a white gorilla, a clue to the missing link. In the safari are a couple of factions as we find out. There's a rifle man, who is quiet and mysterious (we find out later what he really is), a young woman who is being pursued by a man who loves her, but who has no character. There is upper class snobbery. There is a group of cutthroat mutineers who wish to take power. Then there are scenes of out and out racism. The gorillas are, as usual, men in bad monkey suits. Even back in those days, couldn't they have put together something a little more convincing. One of my childhood memories is watching this movie on our old Admiral TV and seeing this long haired white ape. I may be wrong, but I think the ape suit shows up in other places, including an episode of the old George Reeves "Superman" TV show. This was another jungle movie that was part of a science fiction collection. I suppose the missing link is borderline science fiction. Overall, pretty lame.

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