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White Pongo (1945)

Approved | | Adventure | 2 November 1945 (USA)
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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Pamela Bragdon
Lionel Royce ...
Peter Van Dorn
Al Eben ...
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Gordon Richards ...
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Michael Dyne ...
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Egon Brecher ...
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Joel Fluellen ...
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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 <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Thursday 10 February 1949 on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 30 April 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

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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 »

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

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Another White Gorilla in Bad Movie Territory
25 April 2004 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This is another story of a jungle expedition that runs across a legendary white ape that may or may not be the missing link. There has got to be five or six of these films floating around in the film vaults and everyone of them is a turkey or a close cousin.

The problem here, as in almost every jungle movie, is that the gorillas look like what they are, men in suits. Worse if the fact that the suits are absolutely terrible and so unconvincing that anyone watching it is going to laugh rather than scream.

This movie isn't too terrible, and is actually okay if you have a love of bad movies, especially ones that you can talk back to and make fun of. As these things go its not a movie that I' search out, but it is one that I'd put on if I was in need of some unintentional laughs.


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