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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
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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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14 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
Atrocious Paste Up Job, 11 December 2003
Author: J. Mike Perkins from Houston, Texas

This film is similar to Al Adamson's Horror of the Blood Monsters or the film They Saved Hitler's Brain in that it uses existing stock footage (presumably found very cheaply but shot years earlier)and then stuck together with new footage shot years later with a completely different cast. Somehow the people in the new film are to interact with the people in the old film. When done seriously (as in these three films) this sort of cheap paste up hatchet job hodge podge mess of a concept can produce amazingly bad results.

Even though the new footage is from the mid 1940's, its obvious the old footage is from a silent movie from the 1920's and does not match. The old footage also seems to have been transferred at the wrong speed in places. The White Gorilla Black Gorilla fight scenes (from the 1945 footage) are hilarious. That is if you do not think too deeply and see this as a visionary prediction of future race riots in the 1960's.

The production values of the old footage (said to be from a Tarzan serial) are really pretty good. However, the 1945 footage is worthy of Ed Wood Jr. and some ideas in these sequences with the Gorillas (and the pretty woman) seem to turn up 13 years later in Ed Wood's The Bride and The Beast. Adrian Weiss was the Producer of both, so there is a connection. And its safe to say fans of Ed Wood films, and serious students of bad films, would want to see movie.

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