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Dingaka (1964)

A film about an African tribesman seeking revenge against the people who murdered his daughter. His crusade leads him to commit murder himself, and to trial before a court.


Jamie Uys


Jamie Uys


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanley Baker ... Tom Davis
Juliet Prowse ... Marion Davis
Ken Gampu ... Ntuku Makwena
Alfred Jabulani Alfred Jabulani ... Mpudi
John Sithebe John Sithebe ... Witch Doctor
Paul Makgoba Paul Makgoba ... Masaba
Siegfried Mynhardt Siegfried Mynhardt ... Judge
Gordon Hood Gordon Hood ... Prosecutor
Flora Motaung Flora Motaung ... Rurari
Bob Courtney Bob Courtney ... Prison Chaplain
George Moore George Moore ... Johnson, Legal Aid Society Secretary
Hugh Rouse Hugh Rouse ... Bantu Commissioner
Simon Swindell Simon Swindell ... Doctor
Willem Botha Willem Botha ... Clerk of the Court
Sophie Mgcina Sophie Mgcina ... Hymn Soloist


A film about an African tribesman seeking revenge against the people who murdered his daughter. His crusade leads him to commit murder himself, and to trial before a court.

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Dingaka Means Danger...Terror...Adventure!


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South Africa


Afrikaans | English

Release Date:

9 August 1965 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Dungaa See more »

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Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ntuku Makwena: I will do right, though the Gods slay me.
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Referenced in Schlock! The Secret History of American Movies (2001) See more »

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A brilliant but rare South African film...
4 October 2012 | by samturpin12See all my reviews

As a South African I know pretty much what to expect from South African films, so in terms of the South African film industry (from the 1930s - now) I give it 8/10, worldwide however (and due to its directional history, the film I mean), I give it 6. Aside from it being a remake of an earlier South African short film, I feel that Jamie Uys did an outstanding job of directing "Dingaka". The music score, scenery, progression and intrigue are absolutely amazing. It is easy for anybody to follow and understand and the story is gripping and the concept of the two worlds clashing is put very well to film. The characters are very magnetic (especially Mpudi) and Stanley Baker is always great. A must see for anyone who loves a good story, South African film lovers and people who love to enjoy rare films. In my opinion, it should be put to DVD for the world to see!

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