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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
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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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  • Five Stars (Or better!)

    Rupert 2015-10-22

    This has been THE movie for me since first viewing it as a young boy many years ago. It simply does not get any better than the 1933 original production of... MORE>

  • King Kong thanksgiving

    Matthew 2014-11-16

    What I remember most is seeing King Kong on Thanksgiving day along with son of kong and mighty joe young. Wwor channel 9 showed them every holiday and... MORE>

  • A Lifetime of Watching King Kong!

    Maria Ramos 2013-09-15

    I still am amazed by the special effects of this movie since I was a young child and watched it on "Million Dollar Movie". No matter how many... MORE>