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"He's always been king of his world, but we'll teach him fear. We're millionaires, boys. I'll share it with all of you. Why, in a few months, it'll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World!"
King Kong is an American adventure film directed by Merian C. Cooper. It was produced by RKO Radio Pictures and Ernest B. Schoedsack Productions and released theatrically in the United States on April 7th, 1933. The movie launched several spin-offs, knock-offs and two sequels, including the 1976 version of King Kong, directed by John Guillermin and the 2005 remake of King Kong, directed by Peter Jackson. A sequel film, Son of Kong was directed and produced by Ernest B. Schoedsack and released in 1933 as well. King Kong stars Fay Wray as Ann Darrow, Robert Armstrong as Carl Denham and Bruce Cabot as John Driscoll. The film has been critically acclaimed and endures as one of the most popular adventure fims of all time. It was admitted into the National Film Registry by the National Film Preservation Board in 1991. The premise of the film follows filmmaker Carl Denham who, seeking to make the ultimate action movie, convinces street urchin Ann Darrow that he will make her a star if only she would agree to accompany him on a trip overseas. Their voyage takes them to Skull Island where they discover a world filled with angry natives, rampaging dinosaurs and a giant gorilla who develops a strong affection for Ann Darrow.