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Harry L. Fraser (story)
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Release Date:
12 July 1945 (USA) See more »
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The Unconscious FORM Of A Girl Puzzled Him!
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Ray Corrigan ... Steve Collins / Konga, the White Gorilla / Narrator
Lorraine Miller ... Ruth Stacey
George J. Lewis ... Hutton
Francis Ford ... Mr. Stacey
Budd Buster ... Carter
Charles King ... J. Morgan, the Trader
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Belmour ... Alexander Marley (archive footage) (uncredited)
Eugenia Gilbert ... Phyllis Marley (archive footage) (uncredited)
Will Herman ... Moto (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank D. Hutter ... Renee (archive footage) (uncredited)
Walter Maly ... Stephens (archive footage) (uncredited)
Frank Merrill ... Ed Bradford (archive footage) (uncredited)
Milburn Morante ... Joe Marks (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bobby Nelson ... Kimpo, The White Jungle Boy (archive footage) (uncredited)
Albert Smith ... 'Brute' Lou Hanley (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Harry L. Fraser  (as H.L. Fraser)
 
Writing credits
Harry L. Fraser (story) (as Monro Talbot)

Produced by
Louis Weiss .... executive producer
Harry L. Fraser .... producer (uncredited)
George M. Merrick .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lee Zahler 
 
Cinematography by
Robert E. Cline  (as Robert Cline)
William C. Thompson (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Adrian Weiss 
 
Production Management
George M. Merrick .... production supervisor (as Geo M. Merrick)
Adrian Weiss .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Thomas Connolly .... set designer (as Thomas Connoly)
 
Sound Department
Glen Glenn .... sound engineer
 
Stunts
Wally West .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Lee Zahler .... musical director (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Louis Weiss .... presenter
Jack Nelson .... director: archive footage (uncredited)
 
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62 min
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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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Featured in Trailer Cinema (1992) (TV)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Good Campy Fun, 16 June 2003
Author: Don W from Long Island Motor Parkway

Just when you start to think this film isn't as bad as it sounds, it gets as bad as it sounds. It doesn't bother me that there's more stock footage than there is new footage, but it does bother me that they used the same stock footage clips two, three, & four times each! The narrator is integrated into the storyline verbally, but of course can't be integrated into the storyline physically, because the stock footage which comprises the main storyline is based on a 20 year old (at the time) silent movie! To get around this minor problem, the narrator takes the role of a voyeur. He's constantly hiding in the bushes, "observing" others (who of course can't see him because his footage won't be shot for another 20 years or so after they finished filming their part). The narrator rambles on constantly about why he didn't take a shot at the lions who were trying to eat humans, or why he didn't do this or do that. That would be OK, too, but after a while it just makes the narrator (who's the supposed "hero" of the film) seem like a wimp. The real hero of the film is a fellow named "Bennett" (actually Tarzan in the silent serial). There's lots of loose ends that are never tied up (like exactly what happened to Bennett, the Voodoo Priestess, & the little Jungle Boy). There's several fights between the Bad Black Gorilla & the Bad White Gorilla that are never resolved. They fight, then the narration goes elsewhere, then the two gorillas bump into each other again, act surprised, & start fighting again. When you mix all this nonsense together, you come out with one Good Campy Fun movie that must have had an influence on Ed Wood. The "African" wildlife scenes (from the silent serial) are actually pretty good, although non-African animals (like tigers & orangutans) are mixed in just to keep the viewer guessing at which continent this film actually takes place. I guess my favorite scene is the one in which Bennett has to save a damsel in distress from a newly discovered animal: a meat eating hippo! A word of caution to parents: although this film is certainly good fun for the kids, too, the Something Weird Video version contains several shorts after the feature, which contain full nudity, which is not stated on the video box.

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