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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:
Endearingly awful - but with an great music score! See more (45 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

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:
Revealing mistakes: The second time Konga grows, his feet are cut off by the traveling matte.See more »
Quotes:
Dr. Charles Decker:Margaret, I can't stand hysterics. Especially in the morning.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Meatrack (1970)See more »
Soundtrack:
Nocturne Op.15 in GSee more »

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10 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Endearingly awful - but with an great music score!, 16 February 2006
Author: southernferrets from United Kingdom

"Konga" is a badly written, acted and directed piece of poverty row exploitation British-style,but you'd have to be utterly cold hearted not to get a lot of fun out of it. The final scenes as the giant ape lays waste to the Merton Park area of West London had audiences in hysterics (I saw it on it's original release, double-billed with "The Hellfire Club"). Come on now, any movie with early sixties Brit. pop star Jess Conrad cast in a straight dramatic part has to be worth a look.

Composer Gerald Schurmann's music under the opening credits promise something a lot more substantial, though; it's a great,dark orchestral score worthy of a much better picture. Schurmann might have been the British Bernard Herrman, but his immense talents rarely earned him a picture worthy of them. Still, that's British Movies for you.

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