King Kong (1933)

King Kong (1933)

Fay Wray
Director: Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack Cast: Fay Wray
Fay Wray
, Robert Armstrong
Robert Armstrong
Merian C. Cooper, Ernest B. Schoedsack,

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Overview

"How would you like to star opposite the tallest, darkest leading man in Hollywood?" Enticed by these words, brunette leading lady Fay Wray dyed her hair blonde and accepted the role of Ann Darrow in King Kong -- and stayed with the project even after learning that her "leading man" was a 50-foot ape. The film introduces us to flamboyant, foolhardy documentary filmmaker Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong), who sails off to parts unknown to film his latest epic with leading lady Darrow in tow. Disembarking at Skull Island, they stumble on a ceremony in which the native dancers circle around a terrified-looking young girl, chanting, "Kong! Kong!" The chief (Noble Johnson) and witch doctor (Steve Clemente) spot Denham and company and order them to leave. But upon seeing Ann, the chief offers to buy the "golden woman" to serve as the "bride of Kong." Denham refuses, and he and the others beat a hasty retreat to their ship. Late that night, a party of native warriors sneak on board the ship and kidnap Ann. They strap her to a huge sacrificial altar just outside the gate, then summon Kong, who winds up saving Ann instead of devouring her. Kong is eventually taken back to New York, where he breaks loose on the night of his Broadway premiere, thinking that his beloved Ann is being hurt by the reporters' flash bulbs. Now at large in New York, Kong searches high and low for Ann (in another long-censored scene, he plucks a woman from her high-rise apartment, then drops her to her death when he realizes she isn't the girl he's looking for). After proving his devotion by wrecking an elevated train, Kong winds up at the top of the Empire State Building, facing off against a fleet of World War I fighter planes.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/28/2006
UPC: 0053939601022
Original Release: 1933
Rating: PG
Source: Turner Home Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:44:00
Sales rank: 4,408

Special Features

Closed Caption; Newly restored and digitally mastered for its best presentation in over 70 years; Commentary by visual effects veterans Ray Harryhausen and Ken Ralston, with interpolated interview excerpts of Merian C. Cooper and Fay Wray; Merian C. Cooper movies trailer gallery; Subtitles: English, Français & Español (feature film only)

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Fay Wray Ann Darrow
Donald Smith Carl Denham
Bruce Cabot Jack Driscoll
Frank Reicher Capt. Englehorn
Sam Hardy Charles Weston
Noble Johnson Native Chief
James Flavin Second Mate
Steve Clemento Witch King
Reginald Barlow Engineer
Merian C. Cooper Flight Commander
Dick Curtis Crewman
George MacQuarrie Police Captain
Paul Porcasi Fruit Vendor
Sandra Shaw Woman Dropped by Kong
Victor Wong Charley the Cook
Roscoe Ates Photographer
Lynton Brent Reporter
Dorothy Gulliver Girl
Ethan Laidlaw Mate
Vera Lewis Theater Patron
LeRoy Mason Theater Patron
Etta McDaniel Native Woman
Frank Mills Reporter
Carlotta Monti Girl
Gil Perkins Sailor
Russell Powell Dock Watchman
Sul Te Wan Handmaiden
Charles Sullivan Sailor
Harry Tenbrook Sailor
Jim Thorpe Native Dancer
Raymond Turner Native
Blackie Whiteford Sailor
Ernest B. Schoedsack Chief Observer

Technical Credits
Merian C. Cooper Director,Producer
Ernest B. Schoedsack Director,Producer
Ted Cheesman Editor
Carroll Clark Art Director
Byron L. Crabbe Special Effects
James Ashmore Creelman Screenwriter
Marcel Delgado Special Effects
Linwood G. Dunn Special Effects
E.B. Gibson Special Effects
Orville Goldner Special Effects
Alfred Herman Art Director,Production Designer
Mario Larrinaga Special Effects
Eddie Linden Cinematographer
Thomas K. Little Set Decoration/Design
Willis O'Brien Special Effects
Walter Plunkett Costumes/Costume Designer
Van Nest Polglase Art Director
Fred Reese Special Effects
Ruth Rose Screenwriter
David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Carroll L. Shepphird Special Effects
Max Steiner Score Composer
J.O. Taylor Cinematographer
Vernon Walker Cinematographer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- King Kong
1. Overture [4:14]
2. Credits and Foreword [1:51]
3. Girl Needed [4:39]
4. Ann Darrow [3:33]
5. Women Can't Help It [5:26]
6. Island With a Wall [2:40]
7. Scream For Your Life [2:27]
8. Denham's Island [3:48]
9. What a Show! [3:00]
10. Bride of Kong [4:15]
11. Feelings For Each Other [2:09]
12. Kidnapped [3:54]
13. Tied to Two Towers [4:02]
14. Kong [2:04]
15. In His Footsteps [2:32]
16. Stegosaurus [2:29]
17. Watery Menace [4:57]
18. Log Bridge [2:24]
19. T-Rex Battle [4:54]
20. On Kong's Trail [3:11]
21. Cave Serpent [3:02]
22. Looking the Lady Over [2:20]
23. Pterodactyl and Rescue [3:05]
24. Gate Crasher [3:32]
25. Village Rampage [2:22]
26. Subdued By Gas [1:06]
27. Up In Lights [3:11]
28. On Stage [2:34]
29. Flashy Escape [2:35]
30. In Kong's Hands Again [2:38]
31. Train Takedown [2:17]
32. Atop the Empire State [2:40]
33. A Mighty Fall [2:58]
34. Beauty Killed the Beast [:41]
35. Cast List [:30]

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