King Kong

Adventurous filmmaker, Carl Denham, sets out to produce a motion picture unlike anything the world has seen before. Alongside his leading lady Ann Darrow and his first mate Jack Driscoll, they arrive on an island and discover a legendary creature said to be neither beast nor man. Denham captures the monster to displayed on Broadway as Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

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Film Cast:

  • Carl Denham: Robert Armstrong
  • Ann Darrow: Fay Wray
  • Jack Driscoll: Bruce Cabot
  • Captain Englehorn: Frank Reicher
  • Ship’s Cook Charlie: Victor Wong
  • Mate Briggs: James Flavin
  • Charles Weston: Sam Hardy
  • Skull Island Native Chief: Noble Johnson
  • Skull Island Witch Doctor: Steve Clemente
  • Press Photographer (uncredited): Roscoe Ates
  • Pilot of Plane that Kills Kong (uncredited): Merian C. Cooper
  • Intended Sacrificial Bride for Kong (uncredited): Frances Curry
  • Apple Vendor (uncredited): Paul Porcasi
  • Machine-Gunner on Plane that Kills Kong (uncredited): Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • Policeman at Headquarters (uncredited): Harry Strang
  • Theatre Usher (uncredited): Bill Williams
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Dick Curtis
  • Ship’s Engineer (uncredited): Reginald Barlow
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Roy Brent
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Edward Clark
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Harry Cornbleth
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): James Dime
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Charlie Hall
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Allen Jenkins
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): George Magrill
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): John Northpole
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Gil Perkins
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Jack Perry
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Harry Tenbrook
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Sailor Vincent
  • Member of Ship’s Crew (uncredited): Blackie Whiteford
  • New York Theatergoer: Dorothy Gulliver
  • New York Theatergoer: Carlotta Monti
  • Woman Who Screams From Hotel Window: Sandra Shaw

Film Crew:

  • Supervising Art Director: Van Nest Polglase
  • Director of Photography: Vernon L. Walker
  • Writer: Leon Gordon
  • Executive Producer: David O. Selznick
  • Story: Merian C. Cooper
  • Camera Operator: Ernest B. Schoedsack
  • Screenplay: James Ashmore Creelman
  • Screenplay: Ruth Rose
  • Original Music Composer: Max Steiner
  • Director of Photography: Edward Linden
  • Director of Photography: J.O. Taylor
  • Director of Photography: Kenneth Peach
  • Editor: Ted Cheesman
  • Settings: Carroll Clark
  • Sound Recordist: Eddie Harman
  • Sound Effects: Murray Spivack
  • Best Boy Electric: George Marquenie
  • Visual Effects: Willis H. O’Brien
  • Story: Edgar Wallace
  • Assistant Director: Walter Daniels
  • Settings: Alfred Herman
  • Makeup Supervisor: Mel Berns
  • Boom Operator: Harold E. Stine
  • Set Decoration: Ray Moyer
  • Set Decoration: Thomas Little
  • Sound Re-Recording Mixer: Clem Portman
  • Costume Design: Walter Plunkett
  • Sound Recordist: Earl A. Wolcott
  • First Assistant “B” Camera: William H. Clothier
  • Special Effects Technician: Frank D. Williams
  • Special Effects: Harry Redmond Jr.
  • Makeup Artist: Sam Kaufman
  • Additional Storyboarding: Ernest Smythe
  • Stunt Double: Judy Malcolm
  • Casting: Fred Schuessler
  • Assistant Director: Doran Cox
  • Boom Operator: Richard Van Hessen
  • Special Effects: Harry Redmond Sr.
  • Stunt Double: Buddy Mason
  • Stunt Double: Pauline Wagner
  • Hairstylist: Dotha Hippe
  • Stunt Double: Aline Goodwin
  • Assistant Director: Ivan Thomas
  • Still Photographer: Ernest Bachrach
  • Key Grip: Sam Redding
  • Property Master: George Gabe
  • Stunt Double: Marcella Allen
  • Stunt Double: Lillian Jones
  • Stunt Double: Cherie May
  • First Assistant “A” Camera: Bert Willis
  • Script Supervisor: Betty Goode
  • Pilot: Duke Krantz
  • Sculptor: John Cerisoli
  • Paint Coordinator: Steve Rez

Movie Reviews:

  • tmdb27219454: In watching this movie, and I’m talking about actually scrutinizing it intently, I was shocked at the amount and the extremity of the violence that was in the picture. Natives were being bitten, swallowed and purposely stepped upon by Kong. The sailors were chased, trampled and eaten by the dinosaurs and then we have all the New York City violence on top of it all where Kong tosses a woman to her death and bites on a bystander.

    Also, for it being an 85+ year old movie, the special effects STILL stand up rather well and STILL look convincingly realistic. In fact, I believe these FX are of a better quality than the 1976 remake and even comes close to the 2005 CGI version.

    If you’ve never seen this classic, mostly because “who would want to watch that old-style claymation” or you can’t watch anything not “in Living Color,” you really need to give this one a try. For those of you that have seen it, let me urge you to rewatch it, possibly with some newly-opened eyes.

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