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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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Release Date:
March 1961 (UK) See more »
Not since "King Kong"...has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!
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 »
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  (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
Reynold Brown .... movie poster art (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

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

Did You Know?

German Import DVD has a Super-8 Version (German language only), as a special feature on the disc.See more »
Continuity: The close-ups of Konga's feet on the streets are out of scale with how he appears on full shots.See more »
Dr. Charles Decker:There's danger in that hungry plant... It thrives on meat!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Meatrack (1970)See more »
Nocturne Op.15 in GSee more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Man that MICHAEL GOUGH !!!, 24 July 2004
Author: pace-1 from north hollywood cal

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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