Queen Kong (1976)

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Queen Kong
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The West German poster for Queen Kong
Directed by Frank Agrama
Producer Keith Cavele, Virgilio de Blasi
Written by Frank Agrama, Ronald Dobrin,
Fabio Piccioni, Robin Dobria
Music by The Peppers
Production company Cine-Art München, Dexter Film London
Distributor Constantin Film
Rating Not Rated
Budget $632,000[1]
Running time 87 minutes
(1 hour, 27 minutes)
84 minutes
(1 hour, 24 minutes)
Aspect ratio 1.85:1
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SHE'S IN ONE OF HER MOODS AGAIN!
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— Tagline

An adventure filled with exciting fun! (Ein aufregender riesenspaß)
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— West German tagline

Queen Kong is a 1976 British/West German giant monster comedy film co-produced by Cine-Art München and Dexter Films. The film was released to West German theaters on December 10, 1976 by Constantin Film.[note 1] It was created in order to spoof Dino De Laurentiis' then-newly released King Kong remake, and borrows several elements from the film's story.

Plot[edit | edit source]

After being saved from the law and shortly afterwards kidnapped by the aggressive female film director Luce Habit, petty thief and simple-natured hippie Ray Fay finds himself the star of her new African jungle movie, which will be shot on location in the mysterious island of Nabonga Where They Do The Conga. After a bizarre ocean journey onboard Luce Habit's ship, The Liberated Lady, which also sees three of her crewmates accidentally eaten by a lipstick-wearing shark, the film crew reaches the shores of Nabonga Where They Do The Conga. Deeper into the island's jungles, the crew discover the semi-suburbanized village of the natives who are preparing a gigantic picnic table for an upcoming sacrifice to their giant ape goddess, Queen Kong. The human Queen of the Nabongas sees the handsome Ray Fay among Luce Habit's all-female entourage and demands him to be given as the sacrificial tribute. Luce Habit refuses, however, having gained a soft spot for Ray herself, and orders him and her employees back onto The Liberated Lady.

Queen Kong is later taken to London on the boat, where she steals the crown from the Tower of London, but Ray gives the crown back to the guards. Queen Kong later climbs Big Ben, where she is attacked by jet planes and a helicopter hovering above her. She drops Ray into the helicopter, where he talks to all of the women in the world.

Staff[edit | edit source]

Main article: Queen Kong/Credits.

Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Frank Agrama
  • Written by   Frank Agrama, Ronald Dobrin, Fabio Piccioni
  • Based on a story by   Fabio Piccioni, Robin Dobria
  • Executive producer   Keith Cavele
  • Theme song "Queen Kong" performed by   The Peppers
    • Composed by   The Peppers
    • Arranged by   Tony Mimms
    • Lyrics by   Ron Dobrin
  • Cinematography by   Ian Wilson
  • Edited by   David Campling
  • Production design by   David Brockhurst
  • Assistant directors   Paul Fisher, Franco Cirino
  • Special optical effects by   John Rees

Cast[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Robin Askwith   as   Ray Fay
  • Rula Lenska   as   Luce Habit
  • Valerie Leon   as   Nabongan Queen
  • Roger Hammond   as   Woolf
  • Linda Hayden   as   The Singing Nun
  • John Clive   as   Comedian
  • Carol Drinkwater   as   Ima Goodbody
  • Brian Godfrey   as   Second actor
  • Anthony Morton   as   Antique dealer
  • Fiona Curzon   as   Police Secretary
  • Stanley Platts   as   Chief Constable
  • Dino Shafeek   as   Indian
  • Fred Wood   as   Nabonga Sacrifice to Queen Kong
  • Paddy Joyce   as   Man in Aeroplane
  • Harold Berens   as   Man in Phone Booth
  • Garth Watkins   as   Policeman
  • Marilyn Thomas   as   Policewoman
  • Reg Thomason   as   Airline Pilot
  • Caron Gardner   as   Prostitute
  • Mireille Allonville   as   Girl
  • Maggy Armitage   as   Wife
  • Anna Bergman   as   Crew Girl
  • Maria Holmes   as   Actress
  • Marianne Morris   as   Girl on Billboard
  • Jeannette Charles   as   The Queen of England
  • Barbara Allen, Suzie Arthur, Lela Babbick, Melita Clarke, Jeannie Collings, Kathryn Hayes, Annette Lynton, Vicki Michelle, Trudi van Doorne   as   Crew girls
  • Chai Lee, Eva Louise, Tawny Sands, Wilma Russell, Marta Gillot   as   Native girls
  • Maj Britt, Felicity Devonshire, Brigette Fry, Christina Halstead, Gaynor Martine, Mandy Perryment, Lamona Snow, Angela Staines   as   Native dancers

Japanese dub[edit | edit source]

Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.


Appearances[edit | edit source]

Monsters[edit | edit source]

Production[edit | edit source]

The film was created to spoof both Dino De Laurentiis' King Kong remake produced the same year and the original King Kong film.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Main article: Queen Kong (film)/Gallery.

Screenshots[edit | edit source]

Posters[edit | edit source]

Soundtrack[edit | edit source]

Main article: Queen Kong (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles[edit | edit source]

  • Queen Gorilla (Austria)
  • The Great Adventures of Queen Kong (Die tollen Abenteuer der Queen Kong; West Germany)

Theatrical releases[edit | edit source]

Video releases[edit | edit source]

RMEB DVD (2003)

  • Notes: Released on April 22, 2003 and re-released on July 23, 2014.[2]

IDT Home Entertainment DVD (2007)

  • Region: 4
  • Discs: 1
  • Audio: English (5.1 Surround)
  • Notes: The runtime is 91 minutes.

Videos[edit | edit source]

Queen Kong trailer
Full movie

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The May 1977 issue of National Lampoon featured a Queen Kong on its cover; however, the creature-in-question was a drag-queen take of the 1976 King Kong remake holding a bemused Jeff Bridges in her palm.

See also[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 After an English trailer for Queen Kong was released, it was banned in American and English countries because of the Paramount, Universal and RKO Pictures lawsuit battle to owning the rights for King Kong.

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