Panther Girl of the Kongo [Blu-ray] [1955]

  • SKU: 32428457
  • Release Date: 02/21/2017
  • Rating: NR
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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)


The Claw Monsters
The Claw Monsters was the feature-length version of the 1955 Republic serial Panther Girl of the Kongo. The plot has something to do with mad doctor Arthur Space, who while squirreled away in his darkest-Africa laboratory has developed a serum that can change harmless crayfish into hideous monsters. The Panther Girl, played by Phyllis Coates, inadvertently takes a picture of one of these monstrosities, and things start percolating from then on. Panther Girl of the Kongo was a product of the last dismal days of the serials, meaning that 90 percent of the action highlights were culled from stock footage. In fact, Phyllis Coates is dressed in the same costumes worn by Frances Gifford in Jungle Girl, Kay Aldridge in The Perils of Nyoka and Linda Stirling in The Tiger Woman, allowing Republic to lift stock scenes from all three of those earlier chapter plays. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Phyllis Coates
    Phyllis Coates - Joan Evans, Panther Girl
  • Naaman Brown
    Naaman Brown - Orto
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    Morris Buchanan - Tembo
  • Myron Healey
    Myron Healey - Larry Sanders
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    Archie Savage - Ituri

Customer rating

would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    fine 1950's serial

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    a neat blend of serials and 1950's big creature sci-fi, near the end of the movie serial cycle, near the beginning of the 1950's atomic monster craze lots of stock footage from other Republic serials, but an interesting concept nonetheless unfortunately the serial was originally shot at 1:85 aspect ratio, this bluray is 1:37 aspect ratio, which brings the rating down 1 star

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    I love these old locations

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    • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

    I grew up in the era of going to the movies on Saturday. Where there was a double fetcher, a cartoon, and the serial..The serial ran a chapter a week. usually a 15 minute episode, with a cliffhanger. You had to go every Saturday to see what happen! This serial takes me back to that time!... It is wonderful, wholesome entertainment! Hopefully there will be more coming!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Old fun.

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    • Top 1000 ContributorTop 1000 Contributor

    This is a movie serial featuring a very attractive actress who is almost a female Tarzan, except she screams a lot, which was expected of females in that era. A lot of fun to watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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