King Kong (1933 film)

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King Kong is a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.wikipedia
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Fay Wray

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It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933, to rave reviews.
Vina Fay Wray (September 15, 1907 – August 8, 2004) was an American actress most noted for starring as Ann Darrow in the 1933 film King Kong.

Merian C. Cooper

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King Kong is a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.
Cooper's most famous film was the 1933 movie King Kong.

Bruce Cabot

It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933, to rave reviews.
Bruce Cabot (born Étienne de Pelissier Bujac Jr., April 20, 1904 – May 3, 1972) was an American film actor, best remembered as Jack Driscoll in King Kong (1933) and for his roles in films such as The Last of the Mohicans (1936), Fritz Lang's Fury (1936) and the western Dodge City (1939).

Robert Armstrong (actor)

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It stars Fay Wray, Bruce Cabot and Robert Armstrong, and opened in New York City on March 2, 1933, to rave reviews.
Robert Armstrong (November 20, 1890 – April 20, 1973) was an American film and television actor remembered for his role as Carl Denham in the 1933 version of King Kong by RKO Pictures.

Ruth Rose

The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace.
Ruth Rose (January 16, 1896 – June 8, 1978) was a writer who worked on several films in the 1930s and the 1940s, most famously the original 1933 classic King Kong.

Ernest B. Schoedsack

Ernest Schoedsack
King Kong is a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.
He worked on several films with Merian C. Cooper including King Kong and Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness.

Edgar Wallace

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The screenplay by James Ashmore Creelman and Ruth Rose was developed from an idea conceived by Cooper and Edgar Wallace.
He died suddenly from undiagnosed diabetes, during the initial drafting of King Kong (1933).

Willis H. O'Brien

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King Kong contains stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and a music score by Max Steiner.
Willis Harold O'Brien (March 2, 1886 – November 8, 1962) was an American motion picture special effects and stop-motion animation pioneer, who according to ASIFA-Hollywood "was responsible for some of the best-known images in cinema history," and is best remembered for his work on The Lost World (1925), King Kong (1933) and Mighty Joe Young (1949), for which he won the 1950 Academy Award for Best Visual Effects.

King Kong (franchise)

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A sequel quickly followed with Son of Kong (also released in 1933), with several more films made in the following decades.
The first film, King Kong, was directed by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack and released by Radio Pictures in 1933 and became an influential classic of the genre.

Carl Denham

In New York Harbor, filmmaker Carl Denham, known for wildlife films in remote and exotic locations, charters Captain Englehorn's ship, the Venture, for his new project.
Carl Denham is a fictional character in the films King Kong and The Son of Kong (both released in 1933), as well as in the 2005 remake of King Kong, and a 2004 illustrated novel titled Kong: King of Skull Island.

Max Steiner

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King Kong contains stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and a music score by Max Steiner.
Besides his Oscar-winning scores, some of Steiner's popular works include King Kong (1933), Little Women (1933), Jezebel (1938), and Casablanca (1942), though he did not score its love theme, As Time Goes By.

Skull Island

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Denham reveals to the crew that their destination is in fact Skull Island, an uncharted territory.
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, the two remakes, and any other King Kong-based media.

Stop motion

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King Kong contains stop-motion animation by Willis O'Brien and a music score by Max Steiner.
His animation of the big ape in King Kong (1933) is widely regarded as a milestone in stop-motion animation.

Frank Reicher

He is best known for playing Captain Englehorn in the 1933 film King Kong.

Noble Johnson

He appeared in films such as The Mummy (1932), The Most Dangerous Game (1932), King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933).

Monster movie

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King Kong is a 1933 American pre-Code monster adventure film directed and produced by Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack.
Two years later, he produced special effects for the RKO 1933 film King Kong directed by Merian C. Cooper.

Sam Hardy (actor)

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His best-known role to modern audiences is perhaps Charles Weston, the theatrical agent, in the 1933 film classic King Kong.

Empire State Building

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He wrecks a crowded elevated train and then climbs the Empire State Building.
The Empire State Building is an American cultural icon and has been featured in more than 250 TV shows and movies since the film King Kong was released in 1933.

Jack Driscoll

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The crew boards the Venture and sets off, during which the ship's first mate John Driscoll, falls in love with Ann.
In the original 1933 film he was the first mate of the ship named the Venture, while in its 2005 remake he was a playwright (the less faithful 1976 remake had an analogous character named Jack Prescott, played by Jeff Bridges).

Steve Clemente

He later appeared in such movies as The Most Dangerous Game (1932), playing Tartar, the second henchman of Count Zarrof and played the Witch King in King Kong (1933) and its sequel Son of Kong (1933).

Son of Kong

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A sequel quickly followed with Son of Kong (also released in 1933), with several more films made in the following decades.
The film is the lesser-known sequel to King Kong and was released just nine months after its predecessor.

Everett Brown

He also played a supporting role in Congo Maisie with Ann Sothern and the Native in Ape Costume in the classic King Kong.

Victor Wong (actor, born 1906)

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His biggest role was as Charlie the Cook in the movie King Kong (1933) and Son of Kong (1933).

King Kong

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The film portrays the story of a huge, gorilla-like creature dubbed Kong who perishes in an attempt to possess a beautiful young woman (Wray).
The character first appeared in the novelization of the 1933 film King Kong from RKO Pictures, with the film premiering a little over two months later.