Manka Bros. Films

Manka Bros. Film Library

The World's Largest Film Library

1960 - 1969

Tennessee Williams' Haunted Alligators (1960) - Discarded 1959 play of Tennessee Williams was discovered in the trash by a vagabond and sold to Manka Bros. who produced the film in two weeks. Story involves familiar themes of alcoholic women trying to break free of overbearing alcoholic men in the Louisiana swamp.

The 7th Dimension (1960) - An unforeseen meteor shower throws the Earth upside-down, creating mass-hysteria and mass-heroism. Filmed in Verti-Vision.

Son Of Invisi-Bill (1960) - Invisi-Bill and his wife, Janet, have two semi-transparent children. Parenting the transparent has never been more difficult!

Bartacus: Slave To The Romans, Slave To The Surf (1960) - G. Gordon Castle's epic story about a conflicted hero / God of the people.

The Ex-Ecutive (1960) - Joey Levitch finds it's hard to get to the top of corporate America when you're unemployed.

The Great Bikini Beach Surf-Off Of '59 (1960) - G. Gordon Castle's definitive surfing bikini jiggle movie.

Fundra (1960) - Weisenheimer, the goofball of a group of pals, accidentally buys tickets to the Yukon instead of Hawaii. These kids make a crazy go of it in the frozen tundra. Features five new songs from 'The Hummingbirds.'

Attack Of The Man-Eaters (1960) - The garlic capital of the world, Gilroy, California, is attacked by man eating farm animals.

The Triple Jumper and The Debutante (1961) - Following his success in the 1960 Rome Olympics, Gold Medal winning Triple Jumper Jozef Szmidt defected from Poland to star in this Hollywood flop. [He defected back and was executed - which he said was better than being a Hollywood loser.]

The Semi-Conductor (1961) - Joey Levitch stars. Follow-up to 'The Ex-Ecutive.' He's not a conductor... yet.

It Came From The Third Dimension (1961) - At first you think they're normal humans but actually they're from 'THE THIRD DIMENSION!'

Honolu-Lou (1961) - When he picked up that grass skirt his only intention was to LEARN to hula. He could have never imagined his journey would result in him creating the next dance sensation. Featuring the song 'Dance The Lou-la.'

Timber! (1961) - Directed by David Sedan. Epic musical depiction of a singing Canadian RCMP, his wife and their swingin' teenager kids. Feature songs by Carl Henky.

Apocrypha (1961) - Manka Bros. ambitious adaptation of the Roman Catholic Bible  - starring Italian heart-throb Giorgio Giordino.

Revenge Of The She-Men (1961) - After supposedly being destroyed in the 'battle to end all battles,' the She-Men miraculously return to Wadenka, Minnesota, for one final fight.

Escape From Jail (1962) - Suspense drama set in a small Southern town about two house burglars who attempt many times (badly) to Escape From Jail.

Code Name: War (1962) - The operation the Pentagon was hoping they wouldn't have to execute.

The Missionary Position (1962) - Down on his luck Joey Levitch answers a help wanted ad placed by a church.

Sophocles And The Fall Of Rhode Island (1962) - The end of a marriage begins at the beginning of a dinner party.    

Rip Tide (1962) - Richie Malibu plays Rip Fist - head of Malibu Beach Force. [This film marked the end of Richie's legitimate acting career.]

American Sicko (1962) - Directed by G. Gordon Castle and starring the late Rich Hegedus. Story of a serial killer who kills everyone in sight.

Zomb-Bees (1962) - Undead African killer bees terrorize modern day Dayton, Ohio.

Tangra: The God Heaven (1962) - Ten million dollar epic that nearly bankrupt the studio about the Turkic Bulgarians (non-Christian Bulgarians) during the 9th century. [Studio head Harry Manka promised his mother he would make the movie before her death. She died after seeing the opening weekend grosses at the age of 105.]

The Wreck-retary (1962) - Joey Levitch stars as a temporary replacement secretary to the Mayor of New York.

Year Of The Rat (1962) - The country is plunged into horror when Communist China unleashes mutated rodents on an unsuspecting American populace.

Halloween In Monster Town (1962) - A family picks the wrong time to go to Monster Town for a vacation.

Hula - The Movie (1963) - Can Johnny Rock Star beat Donny Poi at his own game?

Pledge Me! (1963) - Directed by David Sedan. Snip Whipley play a young freshman who innocently pledges to ALL the houses and has to deal with the consequences of making too many promises to too many girls.

King Of The Amazons (1963) - Joey Levitch goes to the Amazon jungle on a bird watching expedition and ends up becoming - King of the Amazons!

Patrick, The Snake Fighter (1963) - Chronicles the true story of St. Patrick driving the snakes into India.

Corporal Frankenstein (1963) - During the Korean War, as the body parts piled up, there was only one soldier who could piece them back together to create a walking, talking, fighting monster army.

The Shy-Anne Warrior (1963) - Joey Levitch stars as Sitting Bull in the story of the Chief and his bashful Indian princess.

A Gaggle Of Henries (1963) - Director Carol Reed combined Shakespeare's Henry IV, Henry V, and Henry VI into a 72 minute film depicting all three Kings alive at the same time.

My Other Twin (1963) - Twins discover they have a triplet out in the world. Mom forgot she gave up one baby... the family fights to get it back.

Strong Armed Johnny In The 45th Millennium (1963) - Futuristic football Hall of Famer Johnny Galepecki is unfrozen from the 44th millennium to attempt to help the hapless New Bulasian Falcons into the Moon Bowl.

The Creature From Yesterday (1963) - A Kansas farm town is terrorized by the Creature From Yesterday.

Father Patrick 'Cubby' McDougal: Bikini Exorcist (1963) - G. Gordon Castle's film about a man torn between the life he had dedicated to God and his unquenchable desire to surf.

They All Knew His Name (1963) - Directed by Fabrizio Leone. Starring Adam West as an openly emotional stranger who's very forthright about his identity.

Holmes On The Range (1964) - Directed by Fabrizio Leone. Story of Sherlock Holmes as he travels to a remote Wild West outpost in search of the Crimson Dagger.

The Brothers Kielbasa (1964) - Studio chief Harry Manka directs his first film. A modern update of the classic Bulgarian folk tale of two brothers who juggle and bring happiness to the world.

I Am A Choir (1964) - Bizarre true story of Marion Alderson, who was able to channel several voices at once.

Wild Cat Hookers Hit The Beach (1964) - G. Gordon Castle's film about a small beach town hooker who passes out sexual favors to a law firm in exchange for surfing lessons. [Banned in several cities for its ground-breaking depiction of actual sex on film.]

Guy-brarian (1964) - After knocking bitter college librarian Mrs. Henry unconscious, Joey Levitch is forced to fill in during Finals Week while she recovers.

Un Hiver du Liver (1964) - The studio acquired this prestigious French film about two young lovers struggling to survive a winter trapped in a cave on nothing but carnal lust and a box of chicken livers.

Rack 'Em Up, Fats (1964) - Unauthorized sequel to 'The Hustler.'

Moonscalator (1964) - Spacemen on Moon Station Z are stranded when the Venutians destroy the Earth's Moonscalator.

The Gift Horse (1965) - Holiday film about a flying horse who brings hope to a coal mining town in West Virginia after Santa Clause develops black lung.

Alementary, My Dear (1965) - Follow-up to 1964's 'Holmes On The Range.'

Thou Shalt (1965) - Super-agent Jack McSutherland receives not only a license to kill but has a dispensation from the Pope to break the other nine Commandments as well. In McSutherland's first outing, the suave man of adventure must race against the close to stop a bomb hidden by a man disguised as the Queen's gynecologist.

Watusi Is Whatuget (1965) - Nice girls dad forbids her to Watusi with the boys, but the good girl is going bad.

The Try-Athlete (1965) - Joey Levitch accidentally stumbles his way onto the Olympic team.

Mercury's Child (1965) - A kid from the planet Mercury lands in Alabama. He needs to be returned to his home planet in 48 hours or he will die... but first the locals need to get over their prejudice.

Yippee-Ki-Yay! (1965) - Story of the Romero's - America's first family of rodeo.

The Road To Green Hell (1965) - Directed by G. Gordon Castle. Two buddies tromp through the Central American jungle looking for a little gold and a little ass along the way.

Rock The Boat (1965) - Blind rockabilly sensation Carl Henky stars as a top rock and roll singer entertaining on a doomed love cruise.

Stop The Future! (1965) - Scientists from around the world discover there's only one way to stop the world from blowing up... to stop time itself.

Bikini Church (1966) - What better way is there to convert those no-goodniks to God?

Al, Quiet On The Western Front (1966) - Al Jones (Joey Levitch) is the biggest coward the Army has ever met! Will muster enough courage to go 'over the top.'

Thirst Of The Pus Suckers (1966) - Why do the ravenous neighbors always appear when a family's open sores begin to ooze?

American Sicko II: The Revenge Of The Sicko Kid (aka Blood And Anvils - The Blacksmith Goes West (And Ape), And Horseshoes Are The Deadliest Of Weapons (1966) - G. Gordon Castle's follow-up to the 196s film 'American Sicko.'

Exhibit Bee (1966) - A frightened young bumble bee finds herself the sole witness to a grisly murder. Animated, based on the controversial children's book of the same name.

Heaven's Angels (1966) - A British nanny becomes the guardian of a family of Hell's Angels.

Anger On The Farm (1966) - Directed by David Sedan. Based on an off-off Broadway play. A Tennessee Williams-esque glimpse into an anguished family on their collapsing dairy farm.

The Earthquake That Lasted 40 Days! (1966) - A major Earthquake hits tiny San Remo, California - lasting 40 days.

The 'M'-ephant (1967) - Joey Levitch stars as a zookeeper who is put in charge of a misfit elephant.

To Die At My Desk (1967) - Touching story of the soldiers who held down the fort working desk jobs during the Korean War.

The Day The Planes Attacked (1967) - Directed by G. Gordon Castle. Futuristic story about airplanes that get pissed for having to navigate the skies as buses for people and decide to kill everybody.

Thou Shalt Kill! (1967) - Next in the series featuring Super-agent Jack McSutherland.

Lobster Roll (1967) - Rock and roll movie starring blind rockabilly sensation Carl Henky. It ends with a water-skiing contest pitting the poor and blind (Henky) against the rich and seeing (newcomer Martin Sheen).

The Not-zi (1967) - Joey Levitch is an American GI mistaken for a German U-Boat commander who inadvertently escalates the war. [Banned nearly everywhere and not available ever again.]

They're A Lovely People, Aren't They? (1967) - the bittersweet final teaming of Betty Hayson and Spaulding Mawkish who play staunch conservatives that learn tolerance when their daughter decides to marry a Sudanian bushwoman.

The Dog With The 400 IQ (1967) - Daisy goes from crapping in the backyard to working for NASA in this family comedy about the smartest dog in the world.

Dial 'N' For More Murder (1968) - Unauthorized sequel to 'Dial 'M' For Murder' - and starring frequent game show guest Rip Taylor (for some goddamned reason).

For The Love Of God (1968) - Reformed murderer will do anything for the love of God. Eventually, he learns he doesn't need to do anything because God loves everybody.

Dracula Goes To Israel (1968) - After the 1967 war, Dracula goes to Israel to try and bring peace to the region. He brings nothing but chaos and more death.

Carnal Party Beasts Of Sand Dune High (1968) - Kidnapping prison drama about the murdering of old people, featuring several drunken orgies. Directed by G. Gordon Castle.

Thou Shalt Dishonor (1968) - Third in the Super-agent Jack McSutherland series.

56 Long Films About Turkmenistan (1968) - The World's Longest Film! Clocking in at an astounding 840 hours, this connected series of 56 films (an average of 15 hours each) was screened one time at the Brooklyn Academy of Music for 35 straight days.

Psychodeli (1968) - Directed by David Sedan. Berkeley hippies are disappearing and fingers are pointing to a corner deli... where the meat is just a little too mellow.

The Opera Buff (1968) - Tone deaf opera singer Joey Jones (Joey Levitch) finally gets his shot at stardom, only he doesn't realize it's in a nudist colony.

Da Nang Shadow Fighter (1968) - Next installment of the 'Invisi-Bill' film franchise. Colonel Bill Malory is the top sniper in the Marine Corp.

Peter Plus Haut Que Son Cul (or Fart Higher Than One's Ass) (1969) - Jean Paul Coutou's first American feature about two women passing the time over an afternoon in a one bedroom flat.

F (1969) - Andy Warhol's little seen five-hour, real time exploration of an impotent man in a motel bed attempting to achieve an erection.

Who's That Knoxing At My Fort (1969) - Joey Levitch plays the night watchman at Fort Knox. When several international burglars try to rob it at the same time, chaos ensues.

Escape From Super Villain Galaxy (1969) - There's only one galaxy that a person really shouldn't go in.

The Heart Rippers Of Ape World (1969) - Directed by G. Gordon Castle. Story of a planet completely overrun by apes in the midst of an interstellar war with savage heart ripping aliens.

Testicles - The Great (1969) - Epic story about the fictional Greek God of Fucking.

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