About

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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Written by

James Ashmore Creelman (Screenplay)
Ruth Rose (Screenplay)
Merian C. Cooper (Story)
Edgar Wallace (Story)

Runtime

104 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 movie business dinosaur black and white ship island 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

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