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Queen Kong (1976)

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A female film crew journeys to Africa where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Ray Fay
Rula Lenska ...
Luce Habit
Valerie Leon ...
Queen of the Nabongas
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Woolf
John Clive ...
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Ima Goodbody
Brian Godfrey ...
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Anthony Morton ...
Antique Dealer
Fiona Curzon ...
Police Secretary
Stanley Platts ...
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Linda Hayden ...
The Singing Nun
Barbara Allen ...
Crew Girl
Suzy Arthur ...
Crew Girl (as Suzie Arthur)
Lela Babbick ...
Crew Girl
Melita Clarke ...
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A female film crew journeys to Africa where a giant ape, Queen Kong, falls in love with the crew's male star.

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10 December 1976 (West Germany)  »

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Queen Gorilla  »

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When the film was originally announced, Virgilio De Blasi and his company Canaria Films were given as Italian co-producers - however the credits fail to mention either. See more »

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High priestess: Unga bunga banga wanga. Him we like for making Konga.
[points at Ray]
Luce Habit: Sanga banga wanga danga! Him? No! But I pay you much to see Konga.
High priestess: Siga miga figa! Biga! Yaka buga huga!
Ray Fay: What's she saying?
Luce Habit: She said: "No!". Suga muga buga friga baruga.
High priestess: Yaka buga. Que sera sera...
Ray Fay: What's that?
Luce Habit: She says she wants you because you look like Doris Day.
Ray Fay: Who's he?
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I wish I got drunk BEFORE watching this film...
3 September 2005 | by (the Draconian Swamp of Unholy Souls) – See all my reviews

What happens when a big-shot film producer like Dino De Laurentiis orders to take a low-budget production like "Queen Kong" out of circulation, supposedly because it discredits his own remake of the classic 1933 film? That's right, "Queen Kong" immediately became an immense cult-hit and probably a lot more popular than it ever would have been if De Laurentiis had simply ignored it! This is one of the most deranged comedies ever, only you laugh at how ridiculous it is and not so much at the script-jokes or parody situations. "Queen Kong" looks fresh & funny for about 10 minutes; during the opening sequences in which you unexpectedly witness that women are the strong gender here and men are all just redundant and insignificant wimps. The humor stops right after the "Libertine Lady" song which, I admit, has some of the coolest lyrics ever ("Burn your bra...Burn your panties...Call your mum...Call your aunties") and the rest of the film is amateurish nonsense and actually quite boring. Copying the original "King Kong" bit by bit, the story revolves on a female film crew that sets foot on a tropical island where the (once again female) natives idolize a humongous (oh yes...female) ape, named Queen Kong". She immediately fancies the male love interest of the film crew (character name: Ray Fay – ha ha!). Watching this film is only amusing in case you're severely drunk or under the influence of soft drugs, as it is a series of absurd gags that you simply can't appreciate in a sober condition. The special effects are lousy and the monsters even look faker than the ones in the absolute cheapest Japanese Godzilla rip-offs. It's a real shame that several of the cast members agreed to star in this garbage. They all previously starred in good, solid Brit-horror films. The gorgeous Valerie Léon was in "Blood From the Mummy's Tomb" and Linda Hayden (luckily, she only has a cameo) was in "Blood on Satan's Claw" and "Madhouse". The male lead Robin Askwith played in "Horror Hospital" and the regretfully underrated "Tower of Evil".


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