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Director:
Writers:
Aben Kandel (original story) and
Herman Cohen (original story) ...
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Release Date:
March 1961 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Not since "King Kong"...has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!
Plot:
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... See more » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(11 articles)
User Reviews:
A Guilty Pleasure! See more (41 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Michael Gough ... 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
John Welsh ... Commissioner Garland
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steven Berkoff ... Student on field trip (uncredited)
Herman Cohen ... First man buying newspaper (uncredited)
Iain Gregory ... (uncredited)
Paul Stockman ... Konga (uncredited)
Fred Wood ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)

Directed by
John Lemont 
 
Writing credits
Aben Kandel (original story) and
Herman Cohen (original story)

Aben Kandel (screenplay) and
Herman Cohen (screenplay)

Produced by
Herman Cohen .... executive producer
Nathan Cohen .... producer
Jim O'Connolly .... associate producer
Nat Cohen .... executive producer (uncredited)
Stuart Levy .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Gerard Schurmann 
 
Cinematography by
Desmond Dickinson 
 
Film Editing by
Jack Slade 
 
Art Direction by
C. Wilfred Arnold  (as Wilfred Arnold)
 
Costume Design by
Bridget Sellers 
 
Makeup Department
Jack Craig .... makeup artist
Daphne Vollmer .... hair stylist (as Daphne Volmar)
 
Production Management
Bill Shore .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Buddy Booth .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Ronald Abbott .... sound
Derek Holding .... sound effects editor
Sidney Rider .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harry Gillam .... camera operator
 
Music Department
Muir Mathieson .... conductor
Roland Shaw .... composer: jazz music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Olga Brook .... continuity
Nat Cohen .... presenter
Stuart Levy .... presenter
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
90 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Finland:K-16 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) | USA:Unrated

Did You Know?

Trivia:
German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Meatrack (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nocturne Op.15 in GSee more »

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12 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
A Guilty Pleasure!, 1 November 1999

This film is incredible in many ways. It has an outlandish story about a scientist who returns from Africa having been presumed lost who has found a botanical secret to growth in humans and other animals through injections of serums made from seedlings brought back from the jungle which he injects into a small chimp he also brings back from Africa that he uses as his primate guinea pig which after several injections(and murders of people standing in the scientist's way) grows to epic proportions and brings an end to his creator's dreams. Whew! It has one of the cruelest, unsympathetic protagonists in film, played with aplomb and panache by an overlooked Michael Gough. This man is on cruise control along his evil highway to glory and sexual satisfaction, at one point shooting his house cat at close range rather than have it possibly ruining his scientific discovery. Gough is incredible and his performance is worth a look at the film alone. The other actors are credible and the guy in the ape suit is believable till the last act. Wait till you see this King-Kong sized ape holding Gough and his assistant. When he throws the assistant to the ground, you can tell it is nothing more than a doll! Camp...camp and more camp!

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