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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
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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21 July 1961 (Ireland)  »

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

The adaptation of this film done by Charlton Comics came out about a year before the film reached theatres. It spawned a series that was easily the most successful of any based on a movie at the time; Konga was not returned from the dead - rather a second ape was introduced and was given a new serum that transformed him into a second Konga. 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: [after shooting his cat twice with a pistol] Even those few drops might have made Tabby swell up to huge proportions!
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Soundtracks

Arabeske
(uncredited)
Music by Robert Schumann
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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