KING KONG (Theatrical Release USA 1933)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 2.9|5.0 Starsìì

King Kong—
boy, have we come a long way in cinema entertainment since 1933! This movie was considered a ‘king’ in its day and has led to numerous remakes along the way; but, unfortunately, the original ‘hit’ has now relegated itself to amateur status in presentation, acting, and casting.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


Professional Movie Director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) sets sail to an uncharted Island with Anne Darrow (Fay Wray) for his next picture. He finds the Eighth Wonder of the World, King Kong. The island natives steal Anne Darrow from the ship to give to Kong. The ship crew attempt to rescue her. Kong is captured and brought back to New York for display, rampages the city, and is killed.

Additional Thanks

Fair work for Directors Merian C. Cooper and Ernest B. Schoedsack. Thanks to Executive Producer David O. Selznick for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: John Driscoll (Bruce Cabot) and Captain Englehorn (Frank Reicher).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

No. The film has moved into ‘a good study’ for academia, but no longer rates as entertainment.

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