White Pongo

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White Pongo
White Pongo.jpg
Directed by Sam Newfield
Produced by Sigmund Neufeld
Written by Raymond L. Schrock (story)
Starring See below
Cinematography Jack Greenhalgh
Edited by Holbrook N. Todd
Release date(s) 10 October 1945
Running time 71 minutes
10 minutes (US short version)
Country USA
Language English

White Pongo is a 1945 American film directed by Sam Newfield. The film is also known as Adventure Unlimited in the United Kingdom.

Plot summary[edit]

In the jungles of the Belgian Congo, a group of natives are dancing around a great fire with a human sacrifice named Gunderson, They are attacked by an albino gorilla called The White Pongo. During the attack an elderly scientist who lives with the tribe frees Gunderson and gives him his deceased colleague's diary that contains his findings on the white gorilla.

Gunderson makes it through the jungle and arrives in a nearby settlement in a feverish state. The diary has seemed to prove that the white gorilla of myth exists that local anthropologists believe is the evolutionary missing link. A safari is formed with a group of individuals, several of whom have their own nefarious reasons for going, but one is an undercover Rhodesian Secret Serviceman. The group battle the jungle and one another. In the climax, the White Pongo, who has been stalking the group, kidnaps one of the Safari members and duels with a regular gorilla. The rest of the safari hear the battle and rescue their comrade. The White Pongo comes out victorious over his rival but is wounded by the safari and taken with them to the boat back to London.

Cast[edit]

Uncredited: Ray "Crash" Corrigan as White Pongo. Corrigan, a Western actor, was an experienced "gorilla man," and played a similar role earlier that year in "The White Gorilla," where he starred both as jungle explorer and as the gorilla.

Soundtrack[edit]

Leo Erdody was the musical director.

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