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Konga (1961)

Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 21 July 1961 (Ireland)
Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Charles Decker
Margo Johns ...
Margaret
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Bob Kenton
Claire Gordon ...
Sandra Banks
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Dean Foster
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Supt. Brown
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Prof. Tagore
Vanda Godsell ...
Bob's Mother
Stanley Morgan ...
Insp. Lawson
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Miss Barnesdell
Leonard Sachs ...
Bob's Father
Nicholas Bennett ...
Daniel
Kim Tracy ...
Mary
Rupert Osborne ...
Eric Kenton
Waveney Lee ...
Janet Kenton

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Dr.Decker comes back from Africa after a year, presumed dead. During that year, he came across a way of growing plants and animals to an enormous size. He brings back a baby chimpanzee to test out his theory. As he has many enemies at home, he decides to use his chimp, 'Konga' to 'get rid of them'. Then Konga grows to gigantic proportions and reaks havoc all over the city of London!! Written by Graeme Huggan <hia95gh@sheffield.ac.uk>

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Not since "King Kong"...has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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21 July 1961 (Ireland)  »

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I Was a Teenage Gorilla  »

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$500,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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(Eastmancolor)

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1.66 : 1
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Trivia

Jess Conrad was scheduled to sing a song in the film but it was cut (he mentioned this in interview on BBC's The One Show 24 May, when a piece was done on the film) See more »

Goofs

Real world Venus Fly Traps seize their prey when hairs on the inside of their leaves are touched, and dissolve their prey over a long time. The huge mutated plants however are shown almost begging for meat treats like animals, and gulp as if swallowing their food. See more »

Quotes

Supt. Brown: Fantastic... There's a huge monster gorilla that's constantly growing to outlandish proportions loose in the streets!
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Referenced in Inside the Tower (2015) See more »

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Arabeske
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
Arranged by Gerard Schurmann
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Hilarious Campy Delight
16 November 1998 | by (Seattle, WA) – See all my reviews

Konga is one heck of a movie. Basically it's Frankenstein and King Kong with some cheesy special effects and a truly wonderful performance from Michael (Now Alfred the Butler of Batman Movies) Gough.

Thought to be dead in a plane crash while doing research in Africa, a brilliant botanist/scientist returns home to his teaching post while continuing experiments on his little monkey with the help of his assistant/lover.

A breakthrough occurs and the chimpanzee is transformed into a man in a gorilla suit.

When our scientist starts falling for a sexy co-ed, the woman he's promised to marry gives Konga an extra dose of stuff and voila, he grows right through the roof of the house and becomes an Attack of a Fifty Foot Man in a Gorilla Suit named Konga. Throw in some very large carniverous plants, some priceless dialogue, surprisingly good acting, lots of cliches and you've got a campy delight. Not to be missed. In Glorious color too!


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