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King Kong

King Kong(1933)

Also Known As: Kong | The Beast | The Eighth Wonder |

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Brief Synopsis

A film crew discovers the "eighth wonder of the world," a giant prehistoric ape, and brings him back to New York, where he wreaks havoc.

Cast & Crew

Fay Wray Ann Darrow
Robert Armstrong Carl Denham
Bruce Cabot Jack Driscoll
Frank Reicher Capt. Englehorn
Sam Hardy Charles Weston
Noble Johnson Native chief
Steve Clemento Witch king
James Flavin Second mate
King Kong The Eighth Wonder of the World
Fred Behrle Member of ship's crew
Earl "Hap" Hogan Member of ship's crew

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York premiere: 7 Mar 1933; Los Angeles premiere: 24 Mar 1933
Release Date:  1933 Production Date:  David O. Selznick, President; A Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack Production
none available
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Photophone System) Production Co:  RKO Radio Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  96, 100 or 110 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  9,029    
Duration(reels):  11    

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  • Long Live the King!

    Casey06 2019-04-05

    This is easily one of my favorite movies and one of the films that got me into classic movies to begin with. It will always hold a special place in my... MORE>

  • Timeless Classic with a Great Film Score

    Kirsten 2018-03-16

    The original 1933 KING KONG was made in the early days of movies with soundtracks, when most movies were musically underscored. Max Steiner himself... MORE>

  • Ultimate Fanatasy/Adventure/Sci-Fi

    Joe Morello 2018-02-16

    The first time I ever saw King Kong was 1955 on WOR-TV NY. I was six years old, it was then on The Million Dollar Movie. From that time on I would always... MORE>