King of the Kongo (1929)

10 episode serial
35mm film, black and white
silent; mono, English

An American fantasy serial directed by Richard Thorpe. It was released simultaneously in both silent and sound versions.

Plot Summary

A Secret Service agent travels to the Congo to look for his missing brother and finds an ancient temple guarded by a huge gorilla.


Directed by: Richard Thorpe
Mascot Pictures
Produced by: Nat Levine
Music by: Lee Zahler

Jacqueline Logan
Walter Miller (Larry Trent)
Richard Tucker
Boris Karloff (Scarface Macklin)
Larry Steers
Harry Todd
Richard Neill
Lafe McKee
J.P. Leckray
William Burt
J. Gordon Russell
Robert Frazer
Ruth Davis
Joe Bonomo (the gorilla)


The Films of Boris Karloff by Richard Bojarski and Kenneth Beals p.46 – credits, synopsis
by Walt Lee p.243 – credits