A film crew goes to a tropical island for an exotic location shoot and discovers a colossal ape who takes a shine to their female blonde star. He is then captured and brought back to New York City for public exhibition.
In 1933 New York, an overly ambitious movie producer coerces his cast and hired ship crew to travel to the mysterious Skull Island, where they encounter Kong, a giant ape who is immediately smitten with leading lady Ann Darrow.
Carl Denham needs to finish his movie and has the perfect location; Skull Island. But he still needs to find a leading lady. This 'soon-to-be-unfortunate' soul is Ann Darrow. No one knows what they will encounter on this island and why it is so mysterious, but once they reach it, they will soon find out. Living on this hidden island is a giant gorilla and this beast now has Ann in it's grasps. Carl and Ann's new love, Jack Driscoll must travel through the jungle looking for Kong and Ann, whilst avoiding all sorts of creatures and beasts. Written by
Sensing a huge hit from industry buzz, MGM offered to buy the film outright from R.K.O. for 1.072 million dollars (approximately four hundred thousand dollars over its negative cost), figuring the little studio was reeling from losing ten million dollars plus in 1932. R.K.O. was smart to decline the offer. The film smashed attendance records nationwide, and ended up grossing 1.761 million dollars during its initial release. R.K.O. would periodically, and extremely profitably, re-release the movie through the 1950s. See more »
The natives apparently open the huge door so that Ann and other previous victims can be passed through the wall to be sacrificed to Kong. The natives did not consider the possibility or risk that Kong or the dinosaurs can enter through the doorway when open. Plus Kong could easily climb the wall due to his height. See more »
This movie was awesome. After recently watching it for the first time since I was five years old I was amazed. The production and editing were brilliant, and the effects left me stunned. The small attention to detail throughout the movie complete this 1933 masterpiece.
8.5 out of 10
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