The White Gorilla (1945)

 |  Adventure  |  12 July 1945 (USA)
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A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Steve Collins / Konga, the White Gorilla / Narrator
Ruth Stacey
Francis Ford ...
Mr. Stacey
Budd Buster ...
J. Morgan - the Trader


A white gorilla is snubbed by black gorillas because he is the wrong color. Cut off from his tribe he becomes lonely and angry. After troubling hunters and natives, the white gorilla fights the king of the black gorillas while we are told by a narrator that the fate of Africa hangs in the balance. The movie was made by editing some 1947 acting into footage from a 1927 silent serial, Perils of the Jungle, starring Frank Merrill the fifth screen Tarzan. Written by Ed Stephan <>

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The Unconscious FORM Of A Girl Puzzled Him!




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12 July 1945 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El gorila blanco  »

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Extensive use of archive footage from Perils of the Jungle (1927) is used for dramatic purposes but with unintentionally funny results. See more »

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With Ray Corrigan Lorraine Miller and An All-Star Cast See more »


Featured in It Came from Hollywood (1982) See more »

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A fine film about thoughtful jungle intellectuals
30 April 2007 | by (Central Midwest, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has a beautiful Outpost Trading mercantile establishment where a well stocked blanket and pots and pans section seems to be the gathering place for this great story. A cast of 3 or maybe 4 men and a woman or maybe two and a little boy take turns emoting with their sometimes unconscious faces as they fight for more stuff.

The boy does do some wonderful but apparently dangerous scenes riding on an elephant's trunk. Really. Then an elephant saves a woman from some other elephants. The white gorilla with the black zipper meets a bigger gorilla. And there's a monkey and some tigers and a few lions. The hippo scene works better than most hippo scenes.

The plot is based I think on Titanic, but instead of the ship sinking after it hits an iceberg, this movie starts to go under after it bumps up against the opening credits. A hole is ripped in the plot and there are not enough lifeboats to get the cast back to Central Casting.

The good news is Ben Affleck will not be doing a remake. He wants to, of course. He pitched it to Spielberg but Steve said he would not be able to budget something this big.

Three guys have nice mustaches and there's an old Victrola.

I liked it and recommend it for Bad Movie Night.

Tom Willett

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