King of the Congo

1952 film by Wallace Grissell, Spencer Gordon Bennet

King of the Congo is a movie serial. It is the 48th movie serial released by Columbia Pictures. It was based on the comic book character "Thun'da", created by Frank Frazetta. Buster Crabbe stars as Thunda and his alter ego Capt. Roger Drum. King of the Congo was both the last Tarzan-style serial and the last serial to star Buster Crabbe.[1] Crabbe starred in nine serials between 1933 and 1952.

King of the Congo
Directed bySpencer Gordon Bennett
Wallace Grissell
Produced bySam Katzman
Written byRoyal K. Cole
Arthur Hoerl
George H. Plympton
StarringBuster Crabbe
Music byMischa Bakaleinikoff
CinematographyWilliam Whitley
Edited byEarl Turner
Distributed byColumbia Pictures
Release date
May 1, 1952 (1952-05-01)
Running time
252 minutes
CountryUnited States


  1. Harmon, Jim; Donald F. Glut (1973). "6. Jungle "Look Out The Elephants Are Coming!"". The Great Movie Serials: Their Sound and Fury. Routledge. p. 138. ISBN 978-0-7130-0097-9.

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