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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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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
There Sure Is a Lot of Paddling, 26 April 2006
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

I'd swear that half of these B jungle movies has the people getting from one place to another. If they aren't paddling down a river, they are walking up a hill or across a field. Native tribesmen follow, single file, saying nothing, carrying supplies on their heads. This one is about an effort to find a white gorilla, a clue to the missing link. In the safari are a couple of factions as we find out. There's a rifle man, who is quiet and mysterious (we find out later what he really is), a young woman who is being pursued by a man who loves her, but who has no character. There is upper class snobbery. There is a group of cutthroat mutineers who wish to take power. Then there are scenes of out and out racism. The gorillas are, as usual, men in bad monkey suits. Even back in those days, couldn't they have put together something a little more convincing. One of my childhood memories is watching this movie on our old Admiral TV and seeing this long haired white ape. I may be wrong, but I think the ape suit shows up in other places, including an episode of the old George Reeves "Superman" TV show. This was another jungle movie that was part of a science fiction collection. I suppose the missing link is borderline science fiction. Overall, pretty lame.

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