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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.

Director:

Sam Newfield

Writers:

Raymond L. Schrock (original story), Raymond L. Schrock (screenplay)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Fraser ... Geoffrey Bishop
Maris Wrixon ... Pamela Bragdon
Lionel Royce Lionel Royce ... Peter Van Dorn
Al Eben Al Eben ... Hans Kroegert
Gordon Richards 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
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Storyline

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 »

Genres:

Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adventure Unlimited See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (short)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The earliest documented telecasts of this film took place in New York City Thursday 10 February 1949 on the Film Theater of the Air on WCBS (Channel 2) and in Los Angeles Saturday 30 April 1949 on KTTV (Channel 11). See more »

Goofs

Van Dorn says that Gunderson saw a white gorilla kill a native chief and take away a baby gorilla. Actually it was an chimpanzee. See more »

Quotes

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 »

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Featured in Cauldron of Horrors: White Pongo (1954) See more »

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18 July 2003 | by a-d-larkinSee all my reviews

As low budget jungle movies go this one isn't that bad. The production values are reasonable and the acting is perfectly ok. The script and storyline just aren't up to much and the whole film drags badly in the middle section. Not that there's much of a climax either - they just don't seem to know how to use the white gorilla effectively. Of course he steals the girl - they always do. As far as the gorilla costumes etc are concerned believe me they are nowhere near the worst you will ever see in films of this vintage. Enjoyable fun and a decent print on the alpha DVD I saw.


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