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Konga

  • Drama
  • 1960
  • John Lemont
  • 85 mins
  • PG

Summary

A deranged scientist invents a serum that causes plants and animals to grow dramatically. He uses it to make a chimpanzee the size of a gorilla, then hypnotises it to murder his enemies. However, he is unable to control the ape, while ultimately attains gigantic proportions. Horror, with Michael Gough, Margo Johns and Jess Conrad.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

Michael Gough as a botanist inventing a growth serum, a ratty zip-up gorilla suit, Margo Johns as a comely housekeeper, a miniature cardboard Big Ben and pop star Jess Conrad! What more could you want in a cheap and cheerful British King Kong imitation originally titled I Was a Teenage Gorilla? With its crude horror always verging on the farcical, the entertainment value in this hilarious monkey business stems from the sheer incompetence on full view. Enjoyably terrible and filmed on location in Croydon High Street.

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Credits

Cast

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Dr Charles DeckerMichael Gough
MargaretMargo Johns
Bob KentonJess Conrad
Sandra BanksClaire Gordon
Dean FosterAustin Trevor
Superintendent BrownJack Watson
Professor TagoreGeorge Pastell

Crew

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DirectorJohn Lemont

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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