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Konga (1961)

Unrated  |   |  Horror, Sci-Fi  |  March 1961 (UK)
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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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Dr. Charles Decker
Margo Johns ...
Margaret
Jess Conrad ...
Bob Kenton
Claire Gordon ...
Sandra Banks
Austin Trevor ...
Dean Foster
Jack Watson ...
Supt. Brown
George Pastell ...
Prof. Tagore
Vanda Godsell ...
Bob's Mother
Stanley Morgan ...
Insp. Lawson
Grace Arnold ...
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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Storyline

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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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Release Date:

March 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

I Was a Teenage Gorilla  »

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Budget:

$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

Producer Herman Cohen first considered using "ape" actor Steve Calvert, who had worked with Cohen on Bride of the Gorilla (1951) and Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), but Calvert had retired from performing in his gorilla suit. Cohen turned to another renowned "ape" actor George Barrows, but only hired Barrows' gorilla costume, not Barrows himself. The actor Paul Stockman was instead chosen, based primarily on being a good fit for Barrows' costume. Barrows was annoyed when his gorilla costume was returned from England in bad shape. See more »

Goofs

The close-ups of Konga's feet on the streets are out of scale with how he appears on full shots. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charles Decker: Margaret, I can't stand hysterics. Especially in the morning.
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Soundtracks

Nocturne Op.15 in G
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Gerard Schurmann
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Great hammy performance by Michael Gough
11 April 2003 | by (California) – See all my reviews

Konga scared the hell out of me when I saw it on TV at age eight! I had nightmares for several weeks... I've seen Konga since then as an adult and Michael Gough's over-the-top performance makes the film. Plus there's a very attractive English "blonde in distress" who comes to a gruesome end. An "8."


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