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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!"
Carl Denham
King Kong
King Kong
Title: King Kong
Directed by: Merian C. Cooper; Ernest B. Schoedsack
Written by: James Creelman; Ruth Rose
Produced by: David O. Selznick; Merian C. Cooper; Ernest B. Schoedsack
Music by: Max Steiner
Cinematography: Eddie Linden; J.O. Taylor; Vernon Walker
Edited by: Ted Cheesman
Distributed by: RKO Radio Pictures
Released: April 7th, 1933
Rating: Unrated
Running time: 104 min.
Country: USA
Language: English
Budget: $670,000
Gross: $1,700,000 (US)
Next: Son of Kong

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.

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Actor Role
Fay Wray Ann Darrow
Robert Armstrong Carl Denham
Bruce Cabot John Driscoll
Frank Reicher Captain Englehorn
Sam Hardy Charles Weston
Noble Johnson Native chief
Steve Clemento Witch King
James Flavin Second mate Briggs
Walter Ackerman Reproter
James Adamson Native child
Van Alder Member of ship's crew
Ed Allen Native
Etta Mae Allen Native
Frank Angel Reporter
Roscoe Ates Press photographer
Ralph Bard Member of ship's crew
Reginald Barlow Ship's engineer
Leo Beard Member of ship's crew
Fred Behrle Member of ship's crew
Jack Best Warrior
Johnnie Bland Warrior
Eddie Boland Reporter/Cameraman
Harry Bowen Reporter
John Brakins Warrior
Lynton Brent Reporter/Cameraman
Roy Brent Member of ship's crew
Everett Brown Native in ape costume
Betty Burns New York theater goer
Barney Capehart Pilot
Jack Chapin Reporter
Harry Claremont Member of ship's crew
Edward Clark Member of ship's crew
John Collins Member of ship's crew
Odel Conley Warrior
Onest Conley Warrior
Merian C. Cooper Pilot of plane that kills Kong
Harry Cornbleth Member of ship's crew
Kathryn Curry Native
Nathan Curry Native
Dick Curtis Member of ship's crew
Bill Dagwell Member of ship's crew

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