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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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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)

Aspect Ratio:

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

Margret, Dr.Decker's assistant is clearly shown as a doll in the wide shots in which Konga takes hold of her. She is only shown as a doll when the camera is not near her face. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Charles Decker: Konga! Put me down! Konga! Put me down!
[line repeats several more times]
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Featured in Trailer Cinema (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Nocturne Op.15 in G
(uncredited)
Music by Frédéric Chopin
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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