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White Pongo -- 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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Raymond L. Schrock (original story)
Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 November 1945 (USA) See more »
A Half-Human Monster Stalks The Jungle! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Richard Fraser ... Geoffrey Bishop

Maris Wrixon ... Pamela Bragdon
Lionel Royce ... Peter Van Dorn
Al Eben ... Hans Kroegert
Gordon Richards ... Sir Harry Bragdon
Michael Dyne ... Clive Carswell
George Lloyd ... Baxter
Larry Steers ... Dr. Kent
Milton Kibbee ... Gunderson
Egon Brecher ... Dr. Gerig
Joel Fluellen ... Mumbo Jumbo
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ray Corrigan ... White Pongo (uncredited)

Jack Perrin ... Minor Role (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Newfield 
Writing credits
Raymond L. Schrock (original story)

Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay)

Produced by
Sigmund Neufeld .... producer
Original Music by
Leo Erdody (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Jack Greenhalgh (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Holbrook N. Todd 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Jewell 
Production Management
Bert Sternbach .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William A. O'Connor .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Harry Reif .... set dresser (as Elias H. Reif)
Eugene C. Stone .... master of properties
Sound Department
John R. Carter .... sound engineer (as John Carter)
Joseph I. Kane .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Edward Nelson .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Jack Noyes .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Ray Mercer .... special effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Ernest Smith .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Wade .... costumer (as James H. Wade)
Music Department
Leo Erdody .... musical director
Saul Bernie .... orchestrator (uncredited)
William A. Wilmarth .... music mixer (uncredited)
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71 min | USA:10 min (short version)
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:K-12 | USA:Unrated (2005 DVD release) | USA:Approved (PCA #10869)

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Continuity: 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.See more »
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Another White Gorilla in Bad Movie Territory, 25 April 2004
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

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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