King Kong

King Kong (1933)

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

  • Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
  • Release Date: 1933-03-15
  • User Rating: 7.5/10 from 1414 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 44min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: RKO Radio Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Directors: Ernest B. Schoedsack, Merian C. Cooper.
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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 be displayed on Broadway as King Kong, the eighth wonder of the world.

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  • Robert Armstrong

    as Carl Denham
  • Fay Wray

    as Ann Darrow
  • Bruce Cabot

    as Jack Driscoll
  • Frank Reicher

    as Captain Englehorn
  • Victor Wong

    as Ship's Cook Charlie
  • James Flavin

    as Mate Briggs
  • Sam Hardy

    as Charles Weston
  • Noble Johnson

    as Skull Island Native Chief
  • Steve Clemente

    as Skull Island Witch Doctor
  • Roscoe Ates

    as Press Photographer (uncredited)
  • Merian C. Cooper

    as Pilot of Plane that Kills Kong (uncredited)
  • Frances Curry

    as Intended Sacrificial Bride for Kong (uncredited)
  • Paul Porcasi

    as Apple Vendor (uncredited)
  • Ernest B. Schoedsack

    as Machine-Gunner on Plane that Kills Kong (uncredited)
  • Harry Strang

    as Policeman at Headquarters (uncredited)
  • Bill Williams

    as Theatre Usher (uncredited)
  • Dick Curtis

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Reginald Barlow

    as Ship's Engineer (uncredited)
  • Roy Brent

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Edward Clark

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Harry Cornbleth

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • James Dime

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Charlie Hall

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Allen Jenkins

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • George Magrill

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • John Northpole

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Gil Perkins

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Jack Perry

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Harry Tenbrook

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Sailor Vincent

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Blackie Whiteford

    as Member of Ship's Crew (uncredited)
  • Dorothy Gulliver

    as New York Theatergoer
  • Carlotta Monti

    as New York Theatergoer
  • Sandra Shaw

    as Woman Who Screams From Hotel Window
  • Louise Emmons

    as Old Woman in Line at Mission
  • Everett Brown

    as Native in Ape Costume
Camera J.O. Taylor Director of Photography
Camera Ernest B. Schoedsack Camera Operator
Production Merian C. Cooper Producer
Camera Vernon L. Walker Director of Photography
Writing Ruth Rose Screenplay
Writing James Ashmore Creelman Screenplay
Production Walter Daniels Producer
Directing Ernest B. Schoedsack Director
Sound Max Steiner Original Music Composer
Production David O. Selznick Executive Producer
Directing Merian C. Cooper Director
Camera Edward Linden Director of Photography
Lighting George Marquenie Best Boy Electric
Editing Ted Cheesman Editor
Production Ernest B. Schoedsack Producer
Camera Kenneth Peach Director of Photography
Camera Ernest Bachrach Still Photographer
Camera Sam Redding Key Grip
Costume & Make-Up Sam Kaufman Makeup Artist
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Directing Doran Cox Assistant Director
Directing Walter Daniels Assistant Director
Art Ray Moyer Set Decoration
Writing Edgar Wallace Story
Costume & Make-Up Dotha Hippe Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Walter Plunkett Costume Design
Writing Merian C. Cooper Story
Production Fred Schuessler Casting
Art Carroll Clark Production Design
Directing Ivan Thomas Assistant Director
Crew Pauline Wagner Stunt Double
Camera Bert Willis First Assistant "A" Camera
Crew Buddy Mason Stunt Double
Art George Gabe Property Master
Sound Harold E. Stine Boom Operator
Crew Aline Goodwin Stunt Double
Crew Cherie May Stunt Double
Crew Judy Malcolm Stunt Double
Camera William H. Clothier First Assistant "B" Camera
Crew Marcella Allen Stunt Double
Directing Betty Goode Script Supervisor
Crew Duke Krantz Pilot
Crew Lillian Jones Stunt Double
Sound Earl A. Wolcott Sound Recordist
Visual Effects Willis H. O'Brien Visual Effects
Writing Merian C. Cooper Idea
Writing Edgar Wallace Idea
Writing Leon Gordon Writer
Art Carroll Clark Art Direction
Art Alfred Herman Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Mel Berns Makeup Supervisor
Art Carroll Clark Settings
Art Alfred Herman Settings
Art John Cerisoli Sculptor
Art Van Nest Polglase Supervising Art Director
Art Steve Rez Paint Coordinator
Art Ernest Smythe Additional Storyboarding
Sound Murray Spivack Sound Effects
Sound Murray Spivack Sound Designer
Sound Eddie Harman Sound Recordist
Sound Clem Portman Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Richard Van Hessen Boom Operator
Crew Harry Redmond Jr. Special Effects
Crew Harry Redmond Sr. Special Effects
Crew Frank D. Williams Special Effects Technician