Retrospective 2015

King Kong

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

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.

  • Fay Wray - Ann Derrow
  • Robert Armstrong - Carl Denham
  • Bruce Cabot - John Driscoll
  • Frank Reicher - Capt. Englehorn
  • Sam Hardy - Charles Weston
  • James A. Creelman
  • Ruth Rose based on an idea by Merian C. Cooper and a story by Merian C. Cooper and Edgar Wallace
  • Edward Linden
  • J. O. Taylor
  • Vernon L. Walker
  • Duke Krantz
  • Earl A. Walcott
  • Ted Cheesman
  • Max Steiner
  • Carroll Clark
  • Al Herman
  • Willis O’Brien
  • Walter Plunkett
RKO Radio Pictures
35 mm
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