King Kong

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King Kong

Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
USA, 1933
101min, OmdU

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King Kong

Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack
USA, 1933
, 101min, OmdU

Cast: 
Fay Wray
Ann Derrow
Robert Armstrong
Carl Denham
Bruce Cabot
John Driscoll
Frank Reicher
Capt. Englehorn
Sam Hardy
Charles Weston
Cast: 
Special Effects
Willis O’Brien
Screenplay: 
James A. Creelman
Ruth Rose based on an idea by Merian C. Cooper and a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace
Sound: 
Earl A. Walcott
Camera: 
Edward Linden
J. O. Taylor
Vernon L. Walker
Duke Krantz
Editor: 
Ted Cheesman
Composer: 
Max Steiner
Decoration: 
Carroll Clark
Al Herman
Costume: 
Walter Plunkett

Production: 
RKO Radio Pictures
Format: 
35 mm
Black/White

A tragic love story of the most epic proportions, Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack’s KING KONG helped spark the larger-than-life monster movie tradition. Following a dangerous filmmaking expedition, megalomaniac director Carl Denham hauls home a prized souvenir: a massive ape named Kong. Eventually breaking loose, the beast scours the streets of New York looking for Denham’s beautiful lead Ann, hoisting her to the top of the Empire State Building when his love goes unrequited. Featuring spectacular stop-motion animation from the legendary Willis O’Brien, KING KONG continues to captivate audiences decades years after its initial release. Even now, KING KONG remains a towering presence in popular culture.