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Konga (1961)

 -  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>

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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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March 1961 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

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

German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc. 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: Follow this light, it will help you concentrate.
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Featured in Coming Up Roses (1986) See more »

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Music by Robert Schumann
Arranged by Gerard Schurmann
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not bad British giant gorilla movie
24 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Herman Cohen has done a lot of good movies fir American international pictures like i was a teenage werewolf.teenage Frankenstein,the black museum.and konga is one of those campy movies thats pretty good.even if some of the special effects are below par.Micheal gough plays the professor who returns home from Uganda Africa with a chimp named konga and carnivorous plant bulbs,he uses the plant extract to turn his playful chimp into a ferocious gorilla to get revenge on those who crossed his path and upset him.he makes advances on a busty blonde college student,his jealous companion doesn't like how things are going and things turn ugly.the music on the soundtrack is very good and memorable.konga was filmed in great Britain and imported by American international pictures.yes i did hear that George barrows the Hollywood gorilla expert played konga.konga is no classic but its much better then the mighty gorga and a*p*e*.Micheal gough went on to play Alfred in the batman movies from 1989 to 1997.i give konga 8 out of 10.


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