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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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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)  »

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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

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: There's danger in that hungry plant... It thrives on meat!
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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Nocturne Op.15 in G
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Music by Frédéric Chopin
Arranged by Gerard Schurmann
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Man that MICHAEL GOUGH !!!
24 July 2004 | by (north hollywood cal) – See all my reviews

When I was a kid Famous Monsters of Filmland touted KONGA as the new King Kong so I layed down my 35 cent sat in the air conditioned comfort of the local theater where you got two movie's and normally a couple cartoons thrown in for good measure. Got thru the first film it could of been Attack of the giant leeches since A.I.P like to re release films to go as a second to save money it was good but I'd seen it a couple years before at the same theatre. Well Konga sure wasn't any King Kong by any stretch of the imagination Hell the only Jungle we get too see is fleeting and is in the very beginning but I think we all knew as kids who loved giant monsters, small monsters, robots,etc. and we always wanted to believe the studios and their posters that this time they would really spend some money on the effects and they would be great!!!and the creature would be fantastic and......... Well you know. No what I liked about the movie was Michael Goughs over the top performance as the Mad Scientist like the mad man of letters in Horrors of the Black Museum or the uptight landlord that yearns for a young female tenet in the Boys from Brazil. Hes always wonderful and makes these performance's his own. And if people only remember him from Batman thats.....somewhat a pity. Id have liked Konga for Gough's performance alone but the lurid plot, the not tooo bad effects didn't hurt ( I knew they wasn't going to be any animation) while its no great film its fun and sometimes thats enough...........


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