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Son of Ingagi (1940)

Passed | | Horror | 4 April 1940 (USA)
A newlywed couple is visited by a strange old woman who harbors a secret about the young girl's father.


Richard C. Kahn


Spencer Williams (story) (as Spencer Williams Jr.)




Complete credited cast:
Zack Williams Zack Williams ... N'Gina
Laura Bowman Laura Bowman ... Dr. Helen Jackson
Alfred Grant Alfred Grant ... Robert Lindsay
Daisy Bufford ... Eleanor Lindsay
Arthur Ray Arthur Ray ... Zeno Jackson
Spencer Williams ... Detective Nelson (as Spencer Williams Jr.)
Earle Morris Earle Morris ... Bradshaw (as Earl J. Morris)
Jesse Graves Jesse Graves ... Chief of Detectives
The Four Toppers The Four Toppers ... Singing Quartet (as The Toppers)


A wealthy old recluse wills her fortune and exceedingly-gloomy house to a pair of newlyweds, Robert and Eleanor Lindsay. Years before, Dr. Jackson had been in love with Eleanor's father, who was younger than her and did not return her love. N'Gina, an ape-man, Dr. Jackson brought back from Africa drinks a potion she had concocted in her laboratory, for a specific reason, but N'Gina turns on her and kills her, which is not what she had planned. Then he murders her attorney, Bradshaw, who is hunting for $20,000 in gold she had hidden in her gloomy house. Her brother, Zeno, an ex-convict, finds the gold but N'Gina isn't bothered by the bullets Zeno fires at him and kills him also. Detective Nelson then goes looking for it. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Terror reigns when the giant of the jungle breaks loose!




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Release Date:

4 April 1940 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

House of Horror See more »

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1.37 : 1
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Working title: "House of Horror" See more »


Nelson: They tell me that lady has enough money to burn up a wet mule.
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So Long, Pal
Performed by The Four Toppers
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You keep a big Brute Man in the Basement? What happens?
29 November 2001 | by boris-26See all my reviews

SON OF INGAGI (1940) is a rare horror film. One of the films by Zack Williams, a black film artist who made films with an all black cast, for the black audiences. (This was in the days before Denzel washington, Sidney Portier, James Earl Jones, the days you never saw a black man in the heroic lead in a film.) The real treat of the movie is the nasty old witch that lives in a little house. All she has to do is bang a low-toned gong and the big giant, who sleeps on hay, wakes up and beats the old woman's enemies to a frazzle. A rare piece of film history, and a lot of fun.

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