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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?


Made by Sigmund Neufeld Productions, headed by Sigmund who produced the film and was the brother to its director, Sam Newfield. Sam is legendary in Hollywood for having turned out somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 pictures in a 30-year career. Turn them out fast and cheap was his mantra. See more »


Although the title of the film is "White Pongo", the white gorilla is referred to as "White Ponga" throughout the movie. 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 »

User Reviews

Not bad, not good, so so.
20 March 2004 | by ChuckStraubSee all my reviews

White Pongo isn't a bad movie. The problem is, it isn't a good one either. The acting is adequate but the story moves very slowly. The slight twists and turns of the movie are not enough to bring some much needed excitement to the production. I thought that the costume for the white ape was actually pretty good but the ape wasn't used to the full extent that it was capable of playing. I would have to say that White Pongo is a not so exciting adventure movie, partly a romantic story and a very small part mystery movie. My review would have to be that it is not good, not bad but a so so movie. If you do watch the movie, don't expect too much and you won't be disappointed. If you don't watch it, you didn't miss much.

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Release Date:

2 November 1945 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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