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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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  • Timeless Masterpiece

    frank r. lopez 2017-07-28

    Great, great film, holds up so well 85 years later. The animation is terrific for 1933 and though the 2006 version is a very good film (but too long), this... MORE>


    Will 2017-03-25

    One of THE greatest film of all time. Consider, for One thing, When this masterpiece was made. Sound in films was only a few years old. The special effects... MORE>

  • A Genuine Classic!

    Raymond Banacki 2017-03-24

    "King Kong" is still the great monster flick in the history of cinema. MORE>