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The Mighty Gorga (1969)

A circus owner and a trapper trek into an African jungle to capture a giant gorilla for his circus.


David L. Hewitt


David L. Hewitt (screenplay) (as David Prentiss), Jean Hewitt (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Complete credited cast:
Anthony Eisley ... Mark Remington
Megan Timothy Megan Timothy ... April Adams
Scott Brady ... Dan Morgan
Kent Taylor ... Tonga Jack Adams
Gary Kent ... Arnold Shye
Greydon Clark ... Dan Remington
Sheldon Lee Sheldon Lee ... Kabula
Lee Parrish Lee Parrish ... George
John Parker ... Charlie
William Bonner ... Brandon
Bruce Kimball ... Mort the Clown / The Witch Doctor (as Bruce Kimble)
Gary Graver Gary Graver ... Bill


Circus owner Mark Remington is concerned that he is about to go bankrupt. On hearing of an overgrown gorilla (Gorga) in Africa, he travels there with the aim of capturing it to be used as an attraction in his circus. On arrival, the hunter who originally reported the gorilla is nowhere to be found, but his daughter, April says that he has been kidnapped. Together they set off in order to find both Gorga and her father. Meanwhile Morgan, a rival hunter, is also on their trail.

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Adventure | Fantasy


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Did You Know?


Actor Bruce Kimball has two roles in the film, first as a circus clown and later as the witch doctor. See more »


Although the action is supposed to take place in Africa, April's 4WD truck clearly shows California license plates, front and back. See more »


Referenced in For the Love of Kong (2019) See more »

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I have mightier dumps
14 August 2004 | by movieman_kevSee all my reviews

A couple chases an ape (in a far more ludicrous costume than was in "A*P*E", if you can believe in) into the wild to get it for the circus. A lame dime-story dinosaur also shows up. Naturally both feeble monsters have to "fight". While it was better then "One Million AC/DC" (what movie isn't??!!?) that was on the double-feature DVD I got, David L. Hewitt proves himself to be a worse director than his friend, Al Adamson (!!!!!). But the funniest thing about this film is that it took 2 writers to pen it!!!

My Grade:F+

Something Weird DVD Extras: Shorts: 'Nightmare', 'Prehistoric Days, and 'Diane the Jungle Girl and her Gorilla of Love'; explotation art Gallery; Trailers for :Valley of the Dragons", "Lost Continent", "Equinox", "the Lock Ness Terror", "The Cyclops", "Island of the Dinosaurs", "The Cyclops", "Tom Thumb", "One Million AC/DC". and "Sound of Horrors"

Easter Egg: Vintage car ad

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Release Date:

4 March 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack of the Death Monsters See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)



Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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