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Konga -- A London botonist returns from Africa with a small chimpanzee. After injecting the animal with a serum extracted from a carnivorous plant the once docile chimp goes on a rampage throughout London.
Konga -- Trailer for Konga

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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:
Great hammy performance by Michael Gough See more (43 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
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
Derick McColm .... sound camera operator (uncredited)
 
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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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

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Trivia:
Producer Herman Cohen first considered using "ape" actor Steve Calvert, who had worked with Cohen on Bride of the Gorilla (1951) and Bela Lugosi Meets a Brooklyn Gorilla (1952), but Calvert had retired from performing in his gorilla suit. Cohen turned to another renowned "ape" actor George Barrows, but only hired Barrows' gorilla costume, not Barrows himself. The actor Paul Stockman was instead chosen, based primarily on being a good fit for Barrows' costume. Barrows was annoyed when his gorilla costume was returned from England in bad shape.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: 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:There's danger in that hungry plant... It thrives on meat!See more »
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18 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Great hammy performance by Michael Gough, 11 April 2003
Author: grey_hipster (cornetmike@yahoo.com) from California

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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