Cinema: The New Pictures: Aug. 1, 1932

Congorilla (Fox) is noteworthy as the first African jungle talking picture. Mr. & Mrs. Martin Johnson have recorded pygmy dialects and drums, the yapping of wild dogs, the yawning of hippopotamuses, lions' rare roars, the whooshing of thousands of flamingo wings, the slithering of crocodiles along wet rocks, the Martin Johnsons' phonograph playing jazz. There is little pretense of danger. Audiences still shift in their seats when two tons of horny rhinoceros rush at the camera, but the statistical safety of the man or woman with the gun makes the thrill meretricious. More...

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