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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

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Cast

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
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...

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

Get in shape, ape!

December 17, 2005 | Rating: 3/5
Film Threat

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

December 11, 2005 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…
Filmcritic.com

Bad monkey! Bad!

January 2, 2005 | Full Review…
StaciWilson.com

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

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

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

July 30, 2002 | Rating: 2/5
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

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