Kongo
Kongo (1932)

A remake of West of Zanibar, this strange, gut-wrenching melodrama set in the African jungles, offers a disturbing portrait of a bitter, crippled and insane megalomaniac who vents his rage via mental torture against all those who get too… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama, Horror
Release Date: October 1, 1932
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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Basically, it's trashy stuff -- but it's choice trashy stuff. Plus, it's all the more alluring because it came from MGM -- the bastion of middle class morality.

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John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Leeches, slime, 'filthy natives,' human sacrifice, Virginia Bruce's briefly exposed right breast -- 'Kongo' lacks the artistry and novelty of 'Freaks,' MGM's other 1932 pre-code shocker, but it makes up for it in sheer sleazy chutzpah.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Never gets things quite right about all its melodramatics.

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