Kongo (1932 film)

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Walter Huston and Lupe Vélez
Directed by William J. Cowen
Errol Taggart (asst. director)
Produced by Louis B. Mayer
Irving Thalberg
Written by Chester De Vonde (play)
Kilbourn Gordon (play)
Leon Gordon (screenplay)
Starring Walter Huston
Virginia Bruce
Lupe Vélez
C. Henry Gordon
Mitchell Lewis
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Conrad A. Nervig
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates October 1, 1932
Running time 90 minutes
(9 reels)
Country United States
Language English

Kongo (1932) is a talking Pre-Code film produced and distributed by MGM, directed by William J. Cowen, and starring Walter Huston, Lupe Vélez, and Virginia Bruce in this adaptation of the 1926 Broadway play, which had starred Huston. [1]

This film is also a remake of sorts of the 1928 film West of Zanzibar, directed by Tod Browning and starring Lon Chaney and Lionel Barrymore, which itself was also based on the 1926 play. Kongo was shot on the same sets as Red Dust, and made the same year as Freaks .

Kongo has been a rarely seen film through the decades, but in recent years it has appeared on Turner Classic Movies. The film was released on DVD as part of the Warner Archive Collection series on May 3, 2011.[2][3]



  • Everett Brown - Native Reporting to Gregg
  • Charles Irwin - Carl
  • Sarah Padden - Nun at Convent


  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Kongo
  2. ^ Kongo, stage play, as produced on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre, March 30, 1926 to July 1926; IBDb.com database
  3. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1931-40 by The American Film Institute, c.1993

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