King Kong

United States, 1933

Film
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When King Kong, the eighth Wonder of the World and living god of fog-shrouded Skull Island, sets his passions on blonde beauty, Ann Darrow, all hell breaks loose. The enraged Kong battles a menagerie of prehistoric monsters, stomps jungle villages and chews up their inhabitants when Ann is snatched from his hairy paw. Captured and transported to New York, Kong breaks loose to wreak havoc on the Big Apple. The last scene atop the Empire State Building is one of the truly great moments in Hollywood history. Based on a story by Edgar Wallace.

Credits

production company

RKO Radio Pictures

producer/director

Merian C. Cooper

Duration

01:30:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1933

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302313

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Horror

Horror → Creature films

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Literature → Literature

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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