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Kongo (1932)

Passed | | Drama, Horror | 1 October 1932 (USA)
This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a ... See full summary »

Director:

William J. Cowen (as William Cowen)

Writers:

Leon Gordon (screen play), Chester De Vonde (based upon the play by) (as Chester DeVonde) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Huston ... Flint Rutledge
Lupe Velez ... Tula
Conrad Nagel ... Kingsland
Virginia Bruce ... Ann Whitehall
C. Henry Gordon ... Gregg Whitehall
Mitchell Lewis ... Hogan
Forrester Harvey ... Cookie
Curtis Nero Curtis Nero ... Fuzzy
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This remake of West of Zanzibar (1928) made four years later tries to outdo the Lon Chaney original in morbidity. From a wheelchair a handicapped white man rules an area of Africa as a living god. He rules the local natives through superstition and stage magic and he rules the few white people through sadism, keeping them virtual prisoners. He lives for the day he can avenge himself horribly on the man who stole his wife and crushed his spine. Strong and macabre stuff in a nearly forgotten horror film. Written by Mark Leeper <mleeper@lucent.com>

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Drama | Horror

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 October 1932 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Congo See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Some sets for this film were also used for Red Dust (1932). See more »

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Tula: You give me new trade silk. You give me many new bangles. And you give me...
Flint: Stop bothering me, it's too hot. Get outta here.
Tula: Other men DON"T find it too HOT for Tula.
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Features West of Zanzibar (1928) See more »

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Nasty, nasty film
22 June 2005 | by jackgriffin1-1See all my reviews

This is one of the most perverse pre-code films ever made. Drug addiction, rape, incest, nudity, you name it. Every time I show it to people their jaws drop, I burned a TCM showing onto DVD but would love to see an official MGM release.

There is no comparison to the original, "West of Zanzibar". As great as Chaney was, and in my opinion he was one of, if not the, greatest actors that ever lived, "Kongo" beats just about every film I've ever seen for sheer seaminess. C'mon, Virginia Bruce a forcibly drug-addicted heroine forced into prostitution by her father?

"Freaks" has nothing on this one.


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