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Merian C. Cooper

Merian C. Cooper

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Also Known As: Died: April 21, 1973
Born: October 24, 1894 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Jacksonville, Florida, USA Profession: Producer ...
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COMPLETE FILMOGRAPHY WITH SYNOPSIS

Director (feature film)

1.
King Kong (1933) as Director
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.
2.
The Four Feathers (1929) as Director
3.
Gow the Headhunter (1928) as Director
4.
Chang (1927) as Director
In this silent film, a family of Thai rice-growers fight wild animals and the elements to survive.
5.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) as Director
In this silent film, nomadic tribes make a perilous journey each year in search of fresh grasslands.

Cast (feature film)

6.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) as
In this silent film, nomadic tribes make a perilous journey each year in search of fresh grasslands.

Cinematography (feature film)

7.
The Four Feathers (1929) as Director of Photography
8.
Gow, the Head Hunter (1928) as Director of Photography
9.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) as Director of Photography
In this silent film, nomadic tribes make a perilous journey each year in search of fresh grasslands.

Writer (feature film)

10.
King Kong (2005) as Based on a Story by
It is 1933, and vaudeville actress Ann Darrow has found herself--like so many other New Yorkers during the Great Depression--without the means to earn a living. Unwilling to compromise and allow herself to sink into a career in burlesque, she considers her limited options while aimlessly wandering the streets of Manhattan. When her hunger drives her to unsuccessfully try to steal an apple from a fruit vendor's stall, she is rescued--literally--by filmmaker and multiple hyphenate Carl Denham. It seems that the entrepreneur-raconteur-adventurer is no stranger to theft, having that day lifted the only existing print of his most recent and unfinished film from under his studio executives' noses when they threatened to pull his completion funds. Carl has until the end of the day to get his crew onboard the Singapore-bound tramp steamer, the S.S. Venture, in hopes of completing his travelogue/action film. With that, the showman is certain he will finally achieve the personal greatness he knows awaits him around the corner--and although the crew believe that corner to be Singapore, Denham actually hopes to find and capture on film the mysterious place of legend: Skull Island. Unfortunately for Carl, his headlining actress has pulled out of his project, but his search for a size-four leading lady (the costumes have all been made) has, fatefully, led him to Ann. The struggling actress is reluctant to sign on with Denham, until she learns that the up-and-coming, socially relevant playwright Jack Driscoll is penning the screenplay--the fees his friend Carl pays for potboiling adventure are a welcome supplement to Driscoll's nominal income from his stage plays. With his newly discovered star and coerced screenwriter reluctantly onboard, Denham's "moving picture ship" heads out of New York Harbor--and toward a destiny that none aboard could possibly foresee.
11.
Mighty Kong, The (1998) as From Story ("King Kong")
Animated feature based on the original story "King Kong."
12.
Mighty Joe Young (1998) as From Original Story ("Mighty Joe Young")
To most people, Joe is a myth and a legend; a huge gorilla, a sacred guardian and defender of the natives of a small African village. To his only friend Jill, he is a protector and companion. Together they are the only family each has had since their respective mothers were killed by poachers 20 years ago. Now, when zoologist Gregg O'Hara, who is exploring the remote Pangani Mountains in Central Africa, comes upon the awesome 15-foot gorilla, he and Jill rescue the strong yet innocent creature from human predators by moving him into safety of a California animal conservancy. However, Joe is not safe for long. His notoriety makes him a target for an enemy from his past... a ruthless hunter who eager to steal Joe for his unique value on the endengered species black market. Feeling threatened and confused in his man-made confines, Joe finally escapes. As this powerful force of nature attempts to traverse the metropolis of Los Angeles, he leaves a trail of destruction and chaos in his wake.
13.
King Kong Lives (1986) as Characters As Source Material ("King Kong")
A giant ape, King Kong, which was shot and fell off the World Trade Center, appears to be alive, but is in coma for 10 years and desperately needs a blood transfusion in order to have an artificial heart implanted. Suddenly, in the rainforest, another gigantic ape is found - this time a female. She is brought to the USA, and the heart is successfully implanted. But then King Kong, having felt a female ape, breaks loose...
14.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Original Story
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
15.
King Kong (1933) as Idea conceived by
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.
16.
The Lost Empire (1924) as Titles

Producer (feature film)

17.
The Best of Cinerama (1963) as Producer
18.
The Missouri Traveler (1958) as Executive Producer
A 15-year old runaway orphan determines to make it on his own as a farmer.
19.
The Searchers (1956) as Executive Producer
An Indian-hating Civil War veteran tracks down the tribe that slaughtered his family and kidnapped his niece.
20.
This Is Cinerama (1952) as Presented By
Cinerama Productions Corp. vice-chairman Lowell Thomas introduces the ground-breaking new film process, called Cinerama, by recounting, in a small screen format and in black-and-white, a short history of graphic arts, from cave paintings to today.
21.
The Quiet Man (1952) as Producer
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
22.
This Is Cinerama (1952) as Producer
Cinerama Productions Corp. vice-chairman Lowell Thomas introduces the ground-breaking new film process, called Cinerama, by recounting, in a small screen format and in black-and-white, a short history of graphic arts, from cave paintings to today.
23.
Wagon Master (1950) as Presented By
Two wandering cowhands sign on to help a wagon train headed for Utah.
24.
Rio Grande (1950) as Producer
A cavalry unit located on the Mexican border must control Indian uprisings.
25.
She Wore a Yellow Ribbon (1949) as Presented By
An aging Cavalry officer tries to prevent an Indian war in the last days before his retirement.
26.
3 Godfathers (1949) as Presented By
Three outlaws on the run risk their freedom and their lives to return a newborn to civilization.
27.
Mighty Joe Young (1949) as Presented By
Showmen try to exploit a giant ape raised by an orphan.
28.
Fort Apache (1948) as Presented By
An experienced cavalry officer tries to keep his new, by-the-books commander from triggering an Indian war.
29.
The Fugitive (1947) as Presented By
A revolutionary priest flees a Central American dictatorship.
30.
The Toy Wife (1938) as Producer
A Southern belle finds herself torn between two suitors.
31.
Dancing Pirate (1936) as Executive Producer
32.
The Meanest Gal in Town (1934) as Executive Producer
A stranded carnival girl comes between a lady show owner and the town barber.
33.
This Man Is Mine (1934) as Executive Producer
A woman fights to keep her husband from cheating.
34.
Two Alone (1934) as Executive Producer
An orphan sent to work on a farm gets pregnant.
35.
Long Lost Father (1934) as Executive Producer
A man who deserted his daughter years earlier tries to help her out of a jam.
36.
Finishing School (1934) as Executive Producer
A boarding-school girl has to cope with family problems and puppy love.
37.
Hips, Hips, Hooray! (1934) as Executive Producer
Two salesmen try to market a flavored lipstick.
38.
Keep 'Em Rolling (1934) as Executive Producer
A soldier deserts when he's separated from his horse.
39.
Crime Doctor (1934) as Executive Producer
40.
Success at Any Price (1934) as Executive Producer
A young man ruthlessly climbs the corporate ladder only to attempt suicide when the stock market crashes.
41.
Man of Two Worlds (1934) as Executive Producer
An Eskimo is brought to England and "civilized."
42.
The Lost Patrol (1934) as Executive Producer
A British army troop fights off Arab snipers while holed up in an oasis.
43.
Sing and Like It (1934) as Executive Producer
A gangster tries to turn his tone-deaf girlfriend into a singing star.
44.
Spitfire (1934) as Executive Producer
A backwoods faith healer falls for a married man from the big city.
45.
Chance at Heaven (1933) as Executive Producer
A society girl steals a simple gas station attendant from his working-class girlfriend.
46.
Double Harness (1933) as Executive Producer
After tricking a playboy into marriage, a woman sets out to win his love honestly.
47.
Bed of Roses (1933) as Executive Producer
A girl from the wrong side of the tracks is torn between true love and a life of sin.
48.
Ace of Aces (1933) as Executive Producer
After he's branded a coward, a sculptor travels to France to help fight World War I.
49.
Aggie Appleby, Maker of Men (1933) as Executive Producer
A socialite can't choose between the tough guy she's turned into a gentleman and the gentleman she's turned into a tough guy.
50.
Flying Devils (1933) as Executive Producer
A trio of veteran pilots joins an aerial circus.
51.
Blind Adventure (1933) as Executive Producer
An American in London stumbles on a criminal ring.
52.
Melody Cruise (1933) as Executive Producer
A playboy finds true love during an ocean cruise.
53.
One Man's Journey (1933) as Executive Producer
Father and son doctors disagree over the son's materialistic goals.
54.
If I Were Free (1933) as Executive Producer
A man and a woman trapped in bad marriages try to make an adulterous affair work.
55.
The Right to Romance (1933) as Executive Producer
A lady plastic surgeon jeopardizes her marriage when her ex-boyfriend is scarred.
56.
Professional Sweetheart (1933) as Executive Producer
A radio star''s pure image leads to a fake engagement to a hayseed.
57.
Little Women (1933) as Executive Producer
The four March sisters fight to keep their family together and find love while their father is off fighting the Civil War.
58.
No Marriage Ties (1933) as Executive Producer
After drinking himself out of a job, a newspaperman turns himself into a tycoon.
59.
Cross Fire (1933) as Executive Producer
A war hero takes on gangsters who have invaded a wild West town.
60.
The Silver Cord (1933) as Executive Producer
A domineering matriarch is less than happy when her son brings home his new bride. She immediately sets to work at sabotaging their marriage as well as the engagement of her younger and weaker son.
61.
Flying Down to Rio (1933) as Executive Producer
A dance-band leader finds love and success in Brazil.
62.
Midshipman Jack (1933) as Executive Producer
A naval academy cadet fights against the chain of command.
63.
Ann Vickers (1933) as Executive Producer
A social worker's fight for reform is compromised by her love for a corrupt judge.
64.
The Son of Kong (1933) as Executive Producer
Producer Carl Denham returns to Skull Island in search of more monsters.
65.
Flaming Gold (1933) as Executive Producer
Two friends working a jungle oil field clash when one marries a lady of the evening.
66.
Before Dawn (1933) as Executive Producer
Detectives compete to solve the murders at a mysterious mansion.
67.
Morning Glory (1933) as Executive Producer
A stage struck girl travels to New York determined to make it on Broadway.
68.
After Tonight (1933) as Executive Producer
A female Russian spy falls for the enemy during WWI.
69.
Headline Shooter (1933) as Executive Producer
A newsreel photographer neglects his love life to get the perfect shot.
70.
Lucky Devils (1933) as Associate Producer
Two Hollywood stuntmen compete for the same pretty extra.
71.
Diplomaniacs (1933) as Executive Producer
An Indian tribe sends two nitwits to a conference in Geneva.
72.
Emergency Call (1933) as Executive Producer
A promising surgeon discovers his hospital is run by gangsters.
73.
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) as Associate Producer
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.
74.
The Phantom of Crestwood (1932) as Associate Producer
Five men have to prove their innocence when a blackmailer is murdered.
75.
Gow the Headhunter (1928) as Producer
76.
Chang (1927) as Producer
In this silent film, a family of Thai rice-growers fight wild animals and the elements to survive.
77.
Grass: A Nation's Battle for Life (1925) as Producer
In this silent film, nomadic tribes make a perilous journey each year in search of fresh grasslands.

Editing (feature film)

78.
The Lost Empire (1924) as Film Editor

Production Companies (feature film)

79.
The Sun Shines Bright (1953) as Company
John Ford weaves three "Judge Priest" stories together to form a good- natured exploration of honour and small-town politics in the South around the turn of the century. Judge William Priest is involved variously in revealing the real identity of Lucy Lake, reliving his Civil War memories, preventing the lynching of a youth and contesting the elections with Yankee Horace K. Maydew.
80.
The Quiet Man (1952) as Company
An Irish ex-boxer retires to Ireland and searches for the proper wife.
81.
She (1935) as Company
Leo Vincey, told by his dying uncle of a lost land visited 500 years ago by his ancestor, heads out with family friend Horace Holly to try to discover the land and its secret of immortality, said to be contained within a mystic fire. Picking up Tanya, a guide's daughter, in the frozen Russian arctic, they stumble upon Kor, revealed to be a hidden civilization ruled over by an immortal queen, called She, who believes Vincey is her long-lost lover John Vincey, Leo's ancestor.
82.
The Last Days of Pompeii (1935) as Company
A blacksmith's rise to wealth and power is jeopardized by his son's Christianity and the eruption of Vesuvius.
83.
Stingaree (1934) as Company
An Australian bandit kidnaps an opera singer and falls in love with her.
84.
King Kong (1933) as Company
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.
85.
The Most Dangerous Game (1932) as Company
A big game hunter decides to stalk human prey.

Film Production - Main (feature film)

86.
Gow the Headhunter (1928) as Photography

Misc. Crew (feature film)

87.
King Kong (1976)
In this remake of the 1933 classic about the giant ape, this time an oil company expedition disturbs the peace of Kong and brings him back to New York to exploit him. Although a woman in the group tames Kong somewhat, he finally breaks loose and terrorizes the city, and as the military attempt to stop him, he falls to his death from the top of the World Trade Center.

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