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Son of Ingagi (1940)

Passed | | Horror | 4 April 1940 (USA)
A newlywed couple is visited by a strange old woman who harbors a secret about the young girl's father.

Director:

Richard C. Kahn

Writers:

Spencer Williams (story) (as Spencer Williams Jr.), Spencer Williams (continuity) (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Zack Williams Zack Williams ... N'Gina
Laura Bowman Laura Bowman ... Dr. Helen Jackson
Alfred Grant Alfred Grant ... Robert Lindsay
Daisy Bufford ... Eleanor Lindsay
Arthur Ray Arthur Ray ... Zeno Jackson
Spencer Williams Spencer Williams ... Detective Nelson (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
Earle Morris Earle Morris ... Bradshaw (as Earl J. Morris)
Jesse Graves Jesse Graves ... Chief of Detectives
The Four Toppers The Four Toppers ... Singing Quartet (as The Toppers)
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Storyline

A wealthy old recluse wills her fortune and exceedingly-gloomy house to a pair of newlyweds, Robert and Eleanor Lindsay. Years before, Dr. Jackson had been in love with Eleanor's father, who was younger than her and did not return her love. N'Gina, an ape-man, Dr. Jackson brought back from Africa drinks a potion she had concocted in her laboratory, for a specific reason, but N'Gina turns on her and kills her, which is not what she had planned. Then he murders her attorney, Bradshaw, who is hunting for $20,000 in gold she had hidden in her gloomy house. Her brother, Zeno, an ex-convict, finds the gold but N'Gina isn't bothered by the bullets Zeno fires at him and kills him also. Detective Nelson then goes looking for it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Terror reigns when the giant of the jungle breaks loose!

Genres:

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Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

4 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Horror See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The character of the rich Dr. Helen Jackson (played by Laura Bowman) is inspired by real-life millionaire miser Hettie Green(1834-1916) See more »

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Nelson: They tell me that lady has enough money to burn up a wet mule.
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Soundtracks

You Drove The Gloom Away
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Performed by The Four Toppers
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Like Counting Sheep
29 July 2009 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

"A newlywed couple is visited by a mysterious doctor that claims she has some important information to pass along to the bride. Shortly after the bride meets with the doctor, the doctor dies and ends up leaving the estate to the bride. When the couple arrives at the doctor's home to take up residence, the newlyweds discover the doctor has left more than an estate to them," according to the DVD sleeve's synopsis.

An awful film, notable for a couple of reasons. The musical numbers performed by "The Four Toppers" are nicely done. And, you do a good look at Spencer Williams, who wrote the story and has a featured on-screen role (as Nelson). In the early 1950s, Mr. Williams became an "overnight sensation" when he was picked to play the latter half of the popular "Amos 'n Andy" radio comedy team, transferred to TV.

** Son of Ingagi (1940) Richard C. Kahn ~ Alfred Grant, Daisy Bufford, Spencer Williams


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