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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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Director:
Writer:
Raymond L. Schrock (original story & screenplay)
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Release Date:
2 November 1945 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A Half-Human Monster Stalks The Jungle! See more »
Plot:
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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I loved it, even with the Mumbo Jumbo See more (22 total) »

Cast

  (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 & 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)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
71 min | USA:10 min (short version)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:K-12 | USA:Unrated (2005 DVD release) | USA:Approved (PCA #10869)

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Goofs:
Continuity: Although the title of the film is "White Pongo", the white gorilla is referred to as "White Ponga" throughout the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Clive Carswell:It takes more than a shave to make a gentleman.See more »

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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
I loved it, even with the Mumbo Jumbo, 12 March 2006
Author: dhreid from United States

This is the kind of film that kids will enjoy and does not contain a lot of violence. The setting looked good with a lot of jungle greenery and men in gorilla suits. There is actually a plot to this thing. I would have rather had the plot revolve around looking for and trying to capture a rare white gorilla than looking for a white ape that they suppose to be the 'missing link',,,but I guess the 'link' bit adds something(??). Check out the filmography of Wrixen and Fraser, the native safari guide named, believe it or not..Mumbo Jumbo, they were accomplished actors and played in many notable films. White Pongo is not bad but not good either. There is decent character development and a slight surprise near the end. Ape gets girl, ape looses girl, guy gets girl. Happy ending. Good clean fun.

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