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White Pongo (1945)

Approved | | Adventure, Comedy | 2 November 1945 (USA)
Hunters and scientists venture into the jungle to track down a savage albino gorilla, which they believe could be the missing link between man and ape.


Sam Newfield


Raymond L. Schrock (original story), Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
Richard Fraser ... Geoffrey Bishop
Maris Wrixon ... Pamela Bragdon
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Peter Van Dorn
Al Eben ... Hans Kroegert
Gordon Richards ... Sir Harry Bragdon
Michael Dyne Michael Dyne ... Clive Carswell
George Lloyd ... Baxter
Larry Steers ... Dr. Kent
Milton Kibbee ... Gunderson
Egon Brecher Egon Brecher ... Dr. Gerig
Joel Fluellen Joel Fluellen ... Mumbo Jumbo


Suspecting that a safari guide is a wanted killer, undercover policeman Geoffrey Bishop joins a safari led by the suspect for a scientist that hopes to find and prove that a fabled white gorilla is a missing link. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Half-Human Monster Stalks The Jungle! See more »


Adventure | Comedy


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Did You Know?


Ray Corrigan was one of the best of the Hollywood "Gorilla Men" who worked in all the B flicks and comedies playing apes and gorillas. Corrigan owned his own suits and worked as a gorilla man early in his career, starting with 1932's Tarzan the Ape Man with Johnny Weissmuller. He was among the best. When he finally retired from stunt work and the gorillas in 1948, he sold his suits to Steve Calvert. His suits lived on longer than he did. See more »


Van Dorn says that Gunderson saw a white gorilla kill a native chief and take away a baby gorilla. Actually it was an chimpanzee. See more »


Clive Carswell: It takes more than a shave to make a gentleman.
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Alternate Versions

A short movie entitled "White Gorilla", made for 8mm and 16mm home release in the 1950s and available on the Something Weird DVD release of "Night of the Bloody Apes"/"Feast of Flesh" was not condensed from this film as some have suggested. It was actually reedited from the feature "White Gorilla" which was also made in 1945. See more »


Edited into Dark Jungle Theater: White Pongo (2015) See more »

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What a piece of pathetic trash! I loved it!
18 July 1999 | by Ghost222See all my reviews

This movie for some reason isn't as popular as Plan 9 and Robot Monster, but it's really good (in a bad way).

The whole film is a waste of your time. You got a stupid storyline - an albino gorilla running around the jungle terrorizing people. You got scientist trying to stop the havoc. Then there's the horrible monkey suit and dialogue. Yes, it's one of the worst! Watch it!

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Release Date:

2 November 1945 (USA) See more »

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| (short)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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