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Konga (1961)




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A British botanist goes bananas after he discovers a serum that turns his cuddly chimpanzee subject into a ferocious gorilla-sized ape. To further his hideous experiment, the scientist mesmerizes the chimp and sends into London to kill all of his former enemies. One of those he has killed is the lover of the girl the doctor wants for himself. This doesn't set well with the botanist's assistant and current gal who gets even by giving Konga the giant chimp an enormous amount of the strange serum and turns him into a Godzilla-sized monster. Just before going on a deadly rampage, the super-sized ape grabs the bad doctor in one of his enormous hands. Fortunately, the British army and all of its weaponry are able to stop the chimp before he destroys the town. ~ Sandra Brennan, Rovi
Classics , Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Michael Gough
as Dr. Charles Decker
Margo Johns
as Margaret
Jess Conrad
as Bob Kenton
Claire Gordon
as Sandra Banks
Austin Trevor
as Dean Foster
Jack Watson
as Supt. Brown
George Pastell
as Prof. Tagore
Vanda Godsell
as Bob's Mother
Stanley Morgan
as Inspector Lawson
Grace Arnold
as Miss Barnesdell
Leonard Sachs
as Bob's Father
Kim Tracy
as Mary
Waveney Lee
as Janet
John Welsh
as Commissioner Garland
Sam Sylvano
as Konga the Chimpanzee
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Critic Reviews for Konga

All Critics (6)

Konga is a giant ape movie to be sure but Gough's Dr. Decker is a mad scientist in the mode of Peter Cushing's Dr. Frankenstein from Hammer's series...

Full Review… | April 28, 2007
Turner Classic Movies Online

Get in shape, ape!

December 17, 2005
Film Threat

if you're one of those sadomasochistic cinephiles looking for raspberries this is a sure fire winner.

Full Review… | December 11, 2005

Bad monkey! Bad!

Full Review… | January 2, 2005

A deliciously silly monster film for only the lovers of dreadful films.

Full Review… | February 1, 2004
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Bad enough to be funny, but not funny enough to make it worthwhile

July 30, 2002
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Audience Reviews for Konga


A lot of nothing. A cruddy plot, terrible and stupid characters, and bad effects. The ape doesn't even grow huge until the last 15 minutes, and the army shoots it down quickly. The rest of the film is uninteresting and dumb.

Wes Shad
Wes Shad

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