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King of the Kongo
(1929) American
B&W : Serial / Ten episodes
Directed by Richard Thorpe

Cast: Jacqueline Logan [Diana Martin], Walter Miller [Larry Trent], Richard Tucker [Chief of the Secret Service], Boris Karloff [Scarface Macklin], Larry Steers [Jack Drake], Harry Todd [the commodore], Richard Neill [Tom Trent], Lafe McKee [Trader John], J.P. Leckray (J.P. Lockney) [Father Ricardo], William P. Burt [Mooney], J. Gordon Russell [a derelict], Robert Frazer [Dakka, the native chief], Ruth Davis [Poppy], Joe Bonomo [the gorilla]

Mascot Pictures Corporation production; distributed on State Rights basis by Mascot Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Nat Levine. Scenario by Wyndham Gittens and Harry Sinclair Drago. Assistant director, Bernard McEveety. Stunts by Joe Bonomo and Yakima Canutt. Photographed (cinematography) by Ernest Laszlo and Ray Ries. Music score by Lee Zahler. / Ten episodes: [1] “Into the Unknown,” released 9 August 1929; [2] released 16 August 1929; [3] released 23 August 1929; [4] released 30 August 1929; [5] released 6 September 1929; [6] released 13 September 1929; [7] released 20 September 1929; [8] released 27 September 1929; [9] released 4 October 1929; [10] released 11 October 1929. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. Unknown sound-on-disc sound system. / Silent film, with talking sequences, synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama: Action.

Survival status: Print exists in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive (the soundtrack discs are presumed lost).

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Serials - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 17 March 2015.

References: Lahue-Continued pp. 272-273, 286 : ClasIm-223 p. C2 : Website-IMDb; Website-SerSq.

Home video: VHS.

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