Carl Denham: [warning Jack about women] Some big, hardboiled egg gets a look at a pretty face and bang, he cracks up and goes sappy!
[Captain translates Native Chief's comments on Ann Darrow]
Captain Englehorn: He says, "Look at the golden woman."
Carl Denham: Yeah, blondes are scarce around here.
[Carl Denham wants to capture Kong]
Jack Driscoll: Why, you're crazy. Besides that, he's on a cliff where a whole army couldn't get at him.
Carl Denham: Yeah, if he stays there.
[Looking at Ann Darrow]
Carl Denham: But we've got something he wants.
[Kong has been knocked out by gas bombs]
Carl Denham: Why, the whole world will pay to see this.
Captain Englehorn: No chains will ever hold that.
Carl Denham: We'll give him more than chains. He's always been king of his world, but we'll teach him fear. We're millionaires, boys. I'll share it with all of you. Why, in a few months, it'll be up in lights on Broadway: Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Carl Denham: And now, ladies and gentlemen, before I tell you any more, I'm going to show you the greatest thing your eyes have ever beheld. He was a king and a god in the world he knew, but now he comes to civilization merely a captive - a show to gratify your curiosity. Ladies and gentlemen, look at Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World.
Carl Denham: Don't be alarmed, ladies and gentlemen. Those chains are made of chrome steel.
Police Lieutenant: Well, Denham, the airplanes got him.
Carl Denham: Oh no, it wasn't the airplanes. It was beauty killed the beast.
Carl Denham: [after discovering a huge footprint of Kong] Keep those guns cocked.
Crew member: He's tellin' us.
Crew member: I'd hate to have that thing wrapped around me.
Theatre Patron: Hey, what's this show about, anyway?
Theatre Patron: I don't know - they say it's some big gorilla.
Theatre Patron: Oh, geez - ain't we got enough of them in New York?
Charlie: [after finding a native bracelet on the deck of the ship] All hand on deck! Everybody on deck! Everybody on deck! All hand on deck! Everybody on deck! Everybody on deck!
Captain Englehorn: Serve out the rifles! Man the boats!
Jack Driscoll: [to Ann] Say... I think I love you.
Carl Denham: [just before he instructs Ann on how to act in front of the camera] I see you've put on the "Beauty and the Beast" costume!
Ann Darrow: Uh, huh... it's the prettiest!
Jack Driscoll: What do you call that thing?
Carl Denham: Something from the dinosaur family.
Jack Driscoll: Dinosaur, eh?
Carl Denham: Yes, Jack; a prehistoric beast.
Skull Island nation leader: Malem me pakeno!
Jack Driscoll: [to Ann] Hey... I guess I love you.
Captain Englehorn: And you expect to photograph it?
Carl Denham: If it's there, you bet I'll photograph it!
Jack Driscoll: Suppose it doesn't like having its picture taken?
Carl Denham: Well, now you know why I brought along those cases of gas bombs
Carl Denham: Throw your arms across your eyes and scream, Ann. Scream for your life!
Carl Denham: [observing the natives dancing] Holy mackerel! What a show!
Carl Denham: [talking to Jack across the ravine] Why, you wouldn't follow that beast alone?
Jack Driscoll: Someone's got to stay on his trail while it's hot!
Carl Denham: Listen, there are dozens of girls in this town tonight that are in more danger than they'll ever see with me.
Jack Driscoll: Yeah, but they know that kind of danger.
Carl Denham: Listen - I'm going out and make the greatest picture in the world. Something that nobody's ever seen or heard of. They'll have to think up a lot of new adjectives when I come back.
Ann Darrow: Don't you think the skipper's a sweet old lamb?
Jack Driscoll: Ha ha ha! I'd hate to have him hear me say that!
Carl Denham: It's money and adventure and fame. It's the thrill of a lifetime and a long sea voyage that starts at six o'clock tomorrow morning.
Ann Darrow: Do you always take the pictures you sell?
Carl Denham: Ever since a trip I made to Africa. I'd have got a swell picture of a charging rhino, but the cameraman got scared. The darn fool, I was right there with a rifle! Seems he didn't trust me to get the rhino before it got him. I haven't fooled with a cameraman since; I do it myself.
Carl Denham: Holy mackrel, do you think I want to take a woman along?
Charles Weston: Then why?
Carl Denham: Because the public - bless 'em - must have a pretty face.
Jack Driscoll: One thing we haven't thought of...
Police Lieutenant: What?
Jack Driscoll: Airplanes. If he should put Ann down, and they can get close enough to pick him off without hitting her...
Police Lieutenant: You're right! Planes! Call the field!
Sailor: [calling from the top of the wall] Hey, look out, it's Kong! Kong's comin'!
Carl Denham: [chasing after sailor] Hey, come back with those bombs, you s...
Carl Denham: [Kong frantically shakes his chains] Hey, wait a minute, wait a minute; he thinks you're attacking the girl...
Reporter: Aw, let him roar, it's a swell picture...
Carl Denham: Wait a minute - we can here to make a picture, and we've found something worth more than all the pictures in the world!
Captain Englehorn: [incredulous] What?
Jack Driscoll: Why, you're crazy. Besides that he's on a cliff where a whole army couldn't get at him.
Carl Denham: Yeah, if he stays there...
[looks at Ann]
Carl Denham: but we've got something he wants.
Jack Driscoll: [holds Ann] Yeah, and something he isn't gonna get again.
Policeman: [talking into a box phone] Send an ambulance! A riot squad! This Kong has escaped!
Usher: I can't sit so close to the screen; it hurts my eyes.
Usher: This isn't a moving picture, ma'am.
Theatre Patron: What? But Mr. Denham makes those pictures with those darling lions and tigers and things.
Usher: This is more in the nature of a personal appearance, ma'am.
Theatre Patron: Well I never... thought I was gonna see something.
Carl Denham: I'm gonna go out and find a girl for my picture - even if I hafta' *marry* one.
Carl Denham: Whaddaya think of that wall, Skipper?
Captain Englehorn: Colossal; might almost be Egyptian.
Carl Denham: Yeah, but what's on the other side of that wall; that's what I wanna find out.
Carl Denham: [the witch doctor has complained to the Chief] What's that?
Captain Englehorn: Must be the Witch Doctor. He says the ceremony is spoiled because we've seen it.
Carl Denham: Well, talk the old boy out of it! What's the word for friend?
Captain Englehorn: Bala.
Captain Englehorn: [moving toward the Chief, arms out and palms up] Bala; bala.
Skull Island nation leader: Tasco!
Carl Denham: [protesting the agent's lack of confidence in the safety of Denham's voyage] You act as if I've never brought anybody back alive! Look at the Captain and first mate - - they've gone on several of my last missions, and they don't look any the worse for wear.
Jack Driscoll: [sarcastically, in wary half-hearted agreement with Denham's assertions] Yeah - - we're healthy!
Theatre Patron: What's this Denham guy got that's so great, anyhow?
Another theatre patron: Some sort of a gorilla, I hear.
Theatre Patron: [in doubtful pre-disgust] Well, it better be good after all this ballyhoo!