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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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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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6 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
King Kong's little white brotha from anotha motha, 15 November 2006
Author: Coventry from the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls

In this extremely boring and even more extremely low-budgeted mid-40's adventure flick, a bunch of very uninteresting people searches for an albino gorilla that is believed to be the missing evolutionary link between men and apes. Really, this line is repeated several times throughout the entire film. "Do you really believe this animal could be the missing link between man ape?" "Yes, I really believe this animal is the missing link between man and ape!" Okay, we got it! So there's a man in a white gorilla suit wandering around the Central African jungle eating bananas and occasionally kidnapping an attractive girl, while the expedition crew just talks a lot. No real surprises here, because they're all old guys! There's one younger couple joining the expedition, and inevitably they fall in love, but the rest of them are retired scientists and over-aged macho hunters. "White Pongo" is a lame film and, even though its running time is only a good 70 minutes, still half of the film is pure padding and shows how the travel from one tree to another. The guys in their monkey suits were seemingly having a good time jumping up and down, but everyone else literally has to struggle him/herself through this dire movie.

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