White Pongo (1945)

Approved  |   |  Adventure  |  2 November 1945 (USA)
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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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Complete credited cast:
Richard Fraser ...
Pamela Bragdon
Lionel Royce ...
Peter Van Dorn
Al Eben ...
Hans Kroegert
Gordon Richards ...
Sir Harry Bragdon
Michael Dyne ...
Clive Carswell
George Lloyd ...
Larry Steers ...
Dr. Kent
Milton Kibbee ...
Egon Brecher ...
Dr. Gerig
Joel Fluellen ...
Mumbo Jumbo


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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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




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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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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18 July 2003 | by (Medway,England) – See all my reviews

As low budget jungle movies go this one isn't that bad. The production values are reasonable and the acting is perfectly ok. The script and storyline just aren't up to much and the whole film drags badly in the middle section. Not that there's much of a climax either - they just don't seem to know how to use the white gorilla effectively. Of course he steals the girl - they always do. As far as the gorilla costumes etc are concerned believe me they are nowhere near the worst you will ever see in films of this vintage. Enjoyable fun and a decent print on the alpha DVD I saw.

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