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King Kong (1933)

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Starring (View all)
Fay Wray Fay Wray
Ann Darrow
Robert Armstrong Robert Armstrong
Carl Denham
Bruce Cabot Bruce Cabot
John Driscoll
Frank Reicher Frank Reicher
Capt. Englehorn
Sam Hardy Sam Hardy
Charles Weston
Noble Johnson Noble Johnson
Native Chief
Steve Clemente Steve Clemente
Witch King
James Flavin James Flavin
Second Mate Briggs


Written by (View all)
Ruth Rose Ruth Rose
(screen play)


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King of Beers!

14 years, 2 months ago at Sep 21 18:39
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''Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.''


A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.

Fay Wray: Ann Darrow

King Kong is the story of Carl Denham played by Robert Armstrong, a filmmaker known for his films being ... read more

Rightfully earns its coveted label of "a classic"

12 years ago at Dec 1 6:57
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"Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast."

Godzilla may be the King of the Monsters, but 1933's King Kong shall forever remain the king of monster movies. With its state-of-the-art special effects, entertaining story and a touching climax, King Kong has rightfully earned its coveted label of "a classic". The forerunner of event cinema and one of the first prod... read more

Scarier and more amazing than the 2005 remake

8 years, 10 months ago at Jan 26 8:14
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The 1933 horror movie 'King Kong' has been remade a few times as well as 'King Kong Vs. Godzilla' and 'King Kong Lives', a sequel to the 1976 version, this version is rave, it's scarier and more amazing than the 2005 remake

It somehow looks better in black and white, the music is modern (at the time it was made) and (for now), it's one of the 10 best movies ever made, a terrifying, ... read more
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A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal giant gorilla who takes a shine to their female blonde star.
Release date: 7 April 1933
UPC: 053939724127
Tags: Adventure (24), Fantasy (19), 1933 (19), 1930s (18), Romance (15), New York (12), Horror (12), Monster (12), Action (11), Gorilla (11), Stop Motion (10), Jungle (9), Dinosaur (9), Island (8), King Kong (8), Escape (7), Great Depression (6), Sailor (6), Usa (5)
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"Skull Island, Solomon Islands Skull Island is the name most often used to describe a fictional island that first appeared in the 1933 film King Kong and later appearing in its sequels. Why you wouldn’t want to visit: Not only does King Kong live there, but it’s also very dangerous all around."


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A monster movie, but with a lot of heart

“This version of King Kong is a classic, it may be a monster movie but it has something that most of the other versions of the story don't have- heart. The story is basically a take on the timeless story of Beauty and the Beast but it is a powerful, beautiful, tragic and beguiling one. The cinematography is beautiful and crisp, and the scenery is convincing enough, plus the score is a gem. In terms of acting, Faye Wray is stunning as Ann Darrow and Robert Armstrong does well with a role that is admittedly on the corny side but hey I can live with that. But what made the film was King Kong himself, he is absolutely amazing to look at, he looks and acts very convincingly. Maybe scary to start with but as the film progresses (like the Beast in the fairytale Beauty and the Beast) you feel for h” read more

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“(OK) Wow, so well narrated and build to arrive to the sacrifice/impossiblesex/fantastic adventure/ of Fay Wray being manupulated by Kong, once in the ungle and again in New York, with momnetos of extreme cruelty, few touches of humoru (don't needed)...” read more

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