George Barrows

  1. Paul Stockman, Konga, 1960. “Not since King Kong…has the screen exploded with such mighty fury and spectacle!”  Yeah, sure… Typical Z-movie hype from  US producer Herman Cohen  for his UK horror.  Barrows  was a John Landis before John Landis as he  loved playing gorillas – although six only among his 106 roles.  George  thought Cohen was  booking him for an ape, again.  No, Cohen just wanted to rent his monkey suit… and Stockton won the role because it fitted him! Barrows complained the suit was returned in bad shape. Exactly the same  can be said of the movie.

 Birth year: 1914Death year: 1994Other name: Casting Calls:  1