About

An adventure film about a film crew in search of a monster on a remote island. The crew finds King Kong and decides to take him back to New York as a money making spectacle. The film is a masterpiece of Stop-Motion in filmmaking history and inspired a line of King Kong films.

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Written by

James Ashmore Creelman (Screenplay)
Ruth Rose (Screenplay)

Runtime

100 minutes

Country

United States of America

Language

English

Tagline

A Monster of Creation's Dawn Breaks Loose in Our World Today!

Cast

Keywords

new york city actress movie business dinosaur ship great depression screenplay unsociability pre-code exotic island animal horror giant ape damsel in distress empire state building king kong sea voyage great ape

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Lists

#162 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#41 on AFI's 100 Years... 100 Movies – 10th Anniversary Edition AFI

#242 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider